Anna to tour country to advocate right to reject

Pune: Anna Hazare today said he would undertake a nationwide tour before the 2014 General elections to advocate the voters` "right to reject" unwanted candidates.

"After the Jan Lokpal Bill, I will undertake a nationwide tour prior to 2014 General elections to plead for the `right to reject` of voters," he told reporters at the city airport after his arrival from Delhi.

Hazare said the presence of "goondas" posed a threat to the democratic process in the country. "The voters should have the option of rejecting unwanted candidates while exercising their franchise and asking for a repoll," said the activist, who later left for his native village Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar district.

The 74-year-old Gandhian reiterated that he was now "fit" to continue his anti-corruption agitation after undergoing treatment for his ailments in various hospitals.