With the Lokpal Bill seeing anything but a smooth sailing, the Bill is currently stuck in the Rajya Sabha with the allies and Opposition still expressing differences in the various clauses. The indefinite fast will be held in Jantar Mantar in New Delhi from July 25th.
With anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare's health condition not up to the mark, prominent Team Anna member, Arvind Kejriwal said that Anna will not be fasting this time around at the Jantar Mantar. He made this statement while addressing the press in Jalgaon, Maharashtra. The Rajya Sabha was still mulling whether the Lokpal Bill in the present form should be sent to a Select Committee or not.
Kejriwal also stated in the press conference that the corruption cases against the Ministers should be taken up at the earliest and reiterated, "Only Team Anna members will fast." On the corruption taint among the Ministers, he commented, "Special fast track courts should be set up and special investigation should be carried against those who are corrupt, and if actions are not taken place in two months, then we will agitate and call for a fast on July 25."
Anna Hazare also used the occasion to lambast all political parties citing that none of them were serious about tackling corruption. He stated, "It's just an attempt to kill time. They do not want to get Lokpal. Nobody, neither the Opposition party BJP, nor the ruling party wants Lokpal. But I am sure people of the country will force them to get Lokpal."