Will Anna face Ramdev-like situation? Vows to continue fast

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Baba Ramdev and Anna Hazare
New Delhi, Aug 13: Anna Hazare on Saturday, Aug 13 clearly stated that he will continue his fast-unto-death protest after Aug 18 snubbing the government's permission. Citing the determination of Anna and his team to stage the protest, it seems that the Gandhian crusader may confront Baba Ramdev-like situation.

Following the government's order, Delhi police handed over a letter to team Anna who refused to sign the undertaking of the letter. The letter permitted the team to hold the dharna only for three days and imposed 20 other conditions.

During a press conference on Saturday, Anna Hazare claimed, ""I don't understand why when the Constitution has given us the right to protest, how can the government not give us the permission?"

"We have been trying to ask the government for the venue for Aug 16 protest but have not got any venue till now," added the crusader.

Reminding the Indians about the 64th Independence Day on Aug 15, Anna also claimed, "Our freedom is being taken away on 65th Independence day. The government is afraid that their corruption cases are opening up in public so they are against the protest."

Showing his confidence on the aam aadmi, 73-year-old Anna also commented, "If they (government and police) do act forcibly with me, the people will reply to the government."

Here it can be recalled that the yoga guru, who was holding fast-protest over Black Money issue, was forcibly moved out of the national capital.

The Delhi police had claimed that Ramdev did not have permission to stage such kind of agitation and cracked down on Ramdev and on his supporters at the midnight.

According the government's permission, Hazare can hold permission only till Aug 18. But his (Hazare's) words made people tense about the next step of the Delhi police.

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