Recently he was in news again. He declared that he will be going for a hunger strike from October 2 against the Union government for the delay in appointment of a Lokpal at the Centre. He criticised the NDA government, saying it had earlier assured the implementation of the Lokpal Bill, passed by Parliament and signed by the then president. Probably he is presently busy in gaining support for his fast from various sections of the society, He addressed the press conference and solicited the support of the public in his war against the corruption. There is almost two months time and this year Gandhi Jayanthi day he has chosen for his fast.