Hazare and Co determined on fast; to shift venue to Rajghat


Anna Hazare
New Delhi, Jun 7: Anna Hazare and team is determined to carry out their fast and after the Delhi police denied permission to carry out the peaceful "prayer and fast" at Jantar Mantar, announced in a press conference that they have shifted the venue of the fast to Rajghat.

The press conference was attended by prominent Lokpal Bill drafting committee members like Prasanth Bhushan, Kiran Bedi, civil society member Arvind Kejriwal and others.

Prasanth Bhushan explaining the legal angle said that since Sec 144 was not issued at Rajghat, the fact was conveyed to the Delhi Police commissioner who did not raise any objection.

Arvind Kejriwal was however more scathing in his attack by saying that the imposing of Sec 144 itself was illegal and there was no law and order issue in the first place that warranted such an action by the government. He added that since they wanted to avoid any confrontations was shifting their venue to Rajgaht. 

In a response from a media person, "The government keep saying that we are elected representatives. But as soon as they are elected they act like dictators".

Kejriwal also called for a more transparent approach for the government and called for a televised debate between the committee members and government representatives. On this topic, Kiran Bedi commented, "The govt is completely intransparent. Why is the govt against making public the discussions in the Lokpal meeting."

Kejriwal in his fiery self said that they were just fighting the system and not any particular individual. He said, "The sarkar (government) is not an individual only a system." Issuing strong words against the government said, "The government should tone down its arrogant attitude."

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