Anna Hazare's one day token fast to begin at Jantar Mantar

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New Delhi, Dec 11: Anti-corruption crusader, Anna Hazare will sit on a day long fast on Sunday, Dec 11 in New Delhi.

This will be the third time that the septuagenirian will sit on a fast for his fight against a strong Lokpal Bill.

Anna is expected to pay a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat before begining his fast at Jantar Mantar and expected to break the fast at 5 pm.

Anna also invited political leaders from all parties for a open debate on the Lokpal issue. Anna's supporters will hold fast across the nation in Pune, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai and seven other countries.

"I think it is not correct to hold public debates on an issue as the Ombudsman Bill without a ruling on it in the proceedings of the parliament. Anna Hazare and his associates is trying to go against the constitution and parliament by holding any such debate," said Congress spokesperson Janardhan Dwivedi that the Gandhian and his team went against the Constitution by holding a debate outside Parliament.

"I think it is not correct to hold public debates on an issue as the Ombudsman Bill without a ruling on it in the proceedings of the parliament. Anna Hazare and his associates is trying to go against the constitution and parliament by holding any such debate," Dwivedi said.

"If the government does not pass the Lokpal Bill by December 22, I will launch an agitation in the poll bound states," Anna had said earlier.

"The standing committee has even crippled the CBI and reduced the Lokpal to a post office," said Team Anna member, Arvind Kejriwal.

"I think this is the first time you have an event of the kind where it's like an open debate outside Parliament, near Parliament, but outside with no adjournments," said Team Anna member, Kiran Bedi.

Anna plans to go on another agitation from Dec 27 if the government fails to pass the Lokpal Bill.

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