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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Anna supporters hold massive Delhi rally

New Delhi, : The supporters of social activist Anna Hazare participated in a massive car and bike rally in New Delhi on Sunday to step up pressure on the Central government over the Lokpal Bill.

The event was flagged off by team Anna member Kiran Bedi on Sunday morning at central Delhi's Rajghat area.

Earlier, Anna Hazare had criticized the Congress led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and said that the government lacks 'coordination'.

"I feel that the government lack coordination. People will give them a proper answer on Dec 27," Hazare told reporters on Friday.

Threatening the UPA government, he said that he would go for a fast on Dec 27.

Hazare said that he would visit the five states where assembly polls will take place and remind the common people that they were conned by the government.

"I will fast from Dec 27. I have permission for 8 days. Will then tour the 5 states going to polls," he said.

Speaking on the ongoing troubles connected to the Central government's decision to allowing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail, Hazare said that the Central government is adamant over the issue althought so many partiers are opposing it.

Earlier on Monday the 73-year-old self-styled Gandhian threatened that if the Parliamentary Standing Committee's proposals on the Lokpal Bill did not satisfy him then he would go on a severe 'dharna' (demonstration) at the national capital from Dec 11.

Hazare said that he would go for a day-long protest at the Jantar Mantar if the committee did not prepare a strong bill.

He also urged his followers and common man to join the 'dharna' on Dec 11.

The Parliamentary panel on Lokpal Bill is scheduled to submit its report before Dec 7.

In Aug, Hazare observed a 12- day fast for Jan Lokpal Bill at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi. He broke his fast only after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gave assurance to pass the bill in the winter session of the Parliament.


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