Anna Hazare questions government on Kisan Pension Bill

ANI | Updated: Jan 16, 2018 15:51 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 16 (ANI): Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday asserted that the Kisan Pension Bill has been hanging in the Parliament for far too long.

"Kisan Pension Bill is still in the Parliament while they don't adhere to it. We are asking them to implement the bill. It is the responsibility of the government to take of farmers whose age is more than sixty," Anna Hazare said in a press conference here.

"Constitution says every person has the right to live, a farmer who has spent his whole life farming and is above the age of 60, has no serviceman in his home, and no person is employed, what will happen to his life?" asked Hazare, adding that the Constitution says every person has the right to live.

On a related note, Anna Hazare on Sunday announced that he would be starting a "peaceful protest" from March 23, 2018 for bringing an improvement in the conditions of farmers in the nation. (ANI)