Anna Hazare delays Delhi visit

Changing his plans to come to Delhi, Anna Hazare will now head to Ralegan Siddhi today and stay there for the next couple of days as there is no clear indication when the Lokpal Bill will be introduced in Parliament.

Last Updated: Dec 19, 2011, 10:05 AM IST

New Delhi: Changing his plans to come to
Delhi, Anna Hazare will now head to Ralegan Siddhi today and
stay there for the next couple of days as there is no clear
indication when the Lokpal Bill will be introduced in
Parliament.

"Anna Hazare is going to Ralegan Siddhi. He will be there
for the next 3-4 days," Suresh Pathare, Hazare`s close aide,
said.

Hazare is presently in Chennai where he addressed a
gathering yesterday.

He had cancelled his Hyderabad programme for today and
wanted to be in Delhi anticipating that the Lokpal Bill will
be introduced in Parliament during the day.

The 74-year-old activist wanted to be presen
t in the
Visitors` Gallery of Parliament when Lokpal Bill, for which he
led a protest for the past eight months, is introduced.

He cancelled his Hyderabad plans as there were reports
that Cabinet will clear the bill last night and it will be
introduced in Parliament today.

PTI