Anna to break maun vrat? Hopes for louder demand for Lokpal

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New Delhi, Nov 3: There are reports that suggest that anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare might visit New Delhi on Friday (Nov 3) and will even consider ending his maun vrat (vow of silence). Sources have revealed that one of Team Anna members, Manish Sisodia has left for Anna's village in Ralegan Siddhi to accompany him in his travel to Delhi.

Hazare, in an effort to mobilise support for the Jan Lokpal Bill, will meet high profile personalities in his village like Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, RPI leader Ramdas Athawale and RLD chief Ajit Singh.

Anna's personal doctor had advised against continuing of the maun vrat considering the rise in blood pressure. On this, Anna had commented that he will end his vow in three or four days and will embark on a tour to meet those who supported the anti-corruption campaign.

Hazare commented through his blog, "I have this strong urge from within to meet and talk to all these people who bravely faced the hazards. Hence I would like to end my maun and start off touring different states and hold discussions with them."

Anna Hazare had locked horns with the government once again when he threatened to go on fast if the Lokpal Bill was not passed in the winter session of Parliament. The government however reiterated that it was committed to bring a strong Lokpal on the table.

The govt representatives also added that it plans to set up a grievance redressal mechanism to prevent graft and more accountability in the lower ranks of administration.

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