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Anna's protest may be shifted to Mumbai: Kejriwal

Anna Hazare's planned protest from Dec 27 for a strong Lokpal could be shifted to Mumbai if it is too cold here, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal said here Wednesday.

"On Dec 27th, there will be a guaranteed public discussion either as a fast or as a celebration. Keeping in view the weather conditions in Delhi at that time, we have applied for the booking of Mumbai's Azad Maidan as an alternative," Kejriwal told reporters, coming out of the core committee meeting to decide on future strategy of the agitation.

"It's being said that the bill will be presented in parliament on Dec 20. So on 20th, all the members of the core committee will go to parliament to observe the debate from the visitors' gallery," he added.

Anna Hazare has announced that he would launch another agitation from Dec 27 to Jan 5 at Ramlila Maidan for a strong Lokpal bill. He held a similar agitation in August this year on the issue of corruption in society.

Hazare, 74, observed a daylong fast Sunday and found support from leaders of eight political parties, including the BJP, the Communists, the Janata Dal-United, Biju Janata Dal and the Telugu Desam Party.

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