Given the overwhelming support for the Anna Hazare fast, it is imperative that the Central Government immediately initiate talks with the representatives of the Anna Hazare group so that the issue of adopting an effective Lokpal legislation in parliament is resolved.
The government has attacked the democratic right to conduct peaceful protest with the ban on the hunger strike and the arrest of Anna Hazare ..... the Polit Bureau calls upon all its Party units to conduct protest tomorrow, August 17, all over the country
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) condemns the arrest of Anna Hazare and the ban on the hunger strike in Delhi. This is an attack on the democratic rights of citizens to protest peacefully. It shows how the Congress leadership is intolerant to any anti-corruption movement as their government is itself steeped in high-level corruption.