Protest continues outside Sibal`s residence

A group of people staged a protest outside HRD Minister Kapil Sibal`s residence here Monday morning seeking his support for the Jan Lokpal Bill.

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2011, 12:19 PM IST

New Delhi: A group of people staged a protest outside HRD Minister Kapil Sibal`s residence here Monday morning seeking his support for the Jan Lokpal Bill.

The protest outside Sibal`s residence came following Anna Hazare`s call to stage demonstrations outside the residences of ministers and MPs to ask them their stand on the Lokpal bill.
"We have come here to request Sibal to support the Jan
Lokpal Bill. This is a good bill and everybody should support
it," a protester outside Sibal`s Teen Murti residence said.

Last evening also several people had gathered outside the
residence of Sibal and shouted slogans against him. They left
before the police could come to the spot.

Several people who protested outside Sibal`s residence
were detained by police and taken to nearby Chanakyapuri
Police Station.

A large number of policemen were deployed outside the
Minister`s residence.
Sibal was one of the five ministers who were part of the
joint drafting committee on Lokpal Bill.

Team Anna had conducted a survey in his constituency
Chandni Chowk on Lokpal Bill and claimed that over 85 per cent
of the people had rejected the government version of the
legislation.

PTI