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Winter chills blow Anna out of Delhi

The anti-graft crusader may shift his proposed fast from Delhi to Mumbai to avoid harsh winter conditions that could prevail in the capital

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


Can't handle the cold? Team Anna's member Arvind Kejriwal said
that keeping in mind the chilly winter in Delhi, they had applied for the
booking of Mumbai's Azad Maidan as an alternative. File pic


"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 said, 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 December 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 December 27 to January 5 at Ramlila Maidan for a strong Lokpal Bill.

The 74-year-old crusader held a similar agitation in August this year on the issue of corruption in society.

Anna seeks Didi's help!
Anna Hazare urged Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee to put pressure on the government so that it comes out with a strong Lokpal Bill.

Hailing the West Bengal chief minister for her tough stand on FDI in retail, Hazare said, "I request her to take up the issue of a strong Lokpal bill. She has done a wonderful thing in case of FDI for the country. Her decision protected many small traders. Our request to 'behen' Mamata is that you should put a good word forward for Lokpal so that corruption is eradicated to some extent," Hazare said.

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