Anna may watch Lokpal Bill proceedings

Anna Hazare is likely to be present in the viewers` gallery of the Parliament when the Lokpal Bill would be tabled and discussed.

Updated: Dec 17, 2011, 00:22 AM IST

Mumbai: Anna Hazare is likely to be present
in the viewers` gallery of the Parliament when the Lokpal Bill
would be tabled and discussed, sources close to him said here
on Friday.

"The core committee (of team Anna) has decided that Anna
would sit in the gallery and oversee the proceedings. He is
also expected to be accompanied by key associates like Manish
Sisodiya, Arvind Kejariwal or Kiran Bedi," sources said.

Sources added that if Hazare holds his fast in Mumbai due
to inclement weather in Delhi, the MMRDA ground in
Bandra-Kurla Complex here could be a possible venue.

Police commissioner as well as commissioner of Mumbai
Metropolitan Region Development Authority have been approached
in this regard.

The government is planning to introduce the bill next
week, before the session ends on December 22. Hazare has
warned of a fresh fast from December 27 if a strong Lokpal Act
is not passed.

PTI