Government's Lokpal bill is useless: Anna

Social activist Anna Hazare Thursday threatened to stage a sit-in and court arrest outside Congress president Sonia Gandhi's residence in New Delhi to protest against the government's "useless" Lokpal bill.

"This is a useless bill. Unless you bring the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) under the ambit of the Lokpal, the Lokpal law will serve no purpose," Hazare told reporters at his home here, on a day the government is scheduled to table the legislation in the Lok Sabha to be passed in parliament.

He said he would go on a three-day hunger strike from Dec 27-29 and would launch "jail bharo" struggle. "My jail bharo protest will be outside the residence of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi," the 74-year-old activist said.

She said if Gandhi, who is also the chairperson of the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) combine, thought the government's Lokpal bill was strong "let her debate this infront of the media or else we will make her understand how weak this is. But let her come face to face".

He said the government lacked the will power to curb rampant corruption in the country.

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