Shake-up confirmed; Anna to strengthen Lokpal soldiers

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New Delhi, Nov 14: With anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare led Team Anna managing to raise voices for a strong Lokpal Bill, the group was in the news recently for all the wrong reasons. After there were apparent difference of opinion among members within Team Anna, Hazare has given out clear signs that he is all set to rejig the core committee.

Anna announced that he will expand the committee and has also indicated that the members will be screened before being indicted in the committee. This will mean that apart form the usual members of Prasanth Bhushan and Arvind Kejriwal, the new entrants will feature members from all the different sections of society.

Learning from past mistakes, Anna said that the core committee members will have to abide by a code of conduct that will be finalised soon. The members will be strictly monitored as well.

A spate of allegations had emerged within Team Anna especially from Team Anna blogger Raju Parulekar where he accused a select few taking advantage of Anna Hazare and taking over the campaign.

Anna Hazare has however determined to step up the pressure on the government saying that he will resume fast if the Lokapl Bill is not passed in the winter session of Parliament. But the UPA is not committing to any deadline and Team Anna is trying hard to build a consensus among various political parties. Congress Spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi commented, "We can't set deadlines on Parliamentary process."

The Parliamentary standing committee looking into draftig of the Lokpal Bill will file its report on Dec 7 while the winter session will end on Dec 21. With the govt walking a thin rope to get the Bill passed, the pressure from Team Anna is only adding to the worries of the Centre.

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