Anna puts off anti-Cong yatra till Winter Session

Anna Hazare has put off his planned `yatra` against Congress demanding a strong Lokpal Bill and will now wait till the end of Winter Session.

New Delhi: Anna Hazare has put off his
planned `yatra` against Congress demanding a strong Lokpal
Bill and will now wait till the end of Winter Session of
Parliament.
"Anna will not say anything now. Wait till the Winter
Session is over. He will wait for the Winter Session. Let us
see whether Congress brings the bill," Arvind Kejriwal, a key
Team Anna member, told reporters here today.

However, other members of the Team would visit Uttar
Pradesh from October 17 educating people about the need for a
strong Lokpal.

"We will ask people to wait till the Winter Session and
will ask them not to vote for Congress if they do not bring
the bill in the Winter Session," he said.

On October 17, the team will go to Banda in Bundelkhand
and Kanpur and the next day, they will be in Unnao and
Lucknow.
Asked why they were not opposing BSP, Kejriwal said,
"There is no need for that. Even if Mayawati desires (that the
bill is enacted), the Lokpal Bill will not come. But if Sonia
Gandhi desires, it will come in two minutes. So we need to
frighten Sonia and not Maya."

On government plans to confer Constitutional status to
Lokpal, he said they welcome the idea but expressed fear that
it was a delaying tactic.

"Congress will say they tried to bring it but there was
no consensus and they could not muster 2/3rd majority for a
Constitutional amendment. So what we want is the body and
parallel, may be, you can give it Constitutional status."

PTI