Lessons on anti-corruption at `Anna ki Paathshala`

Anna Hazare`s supporters at Ramlila Maidan can learn a thing or two about the Lokpal Bill at `Anna ki Paathshala`, as it is called by Kiran Bedi.

New Delhi: Anna Hazare`s supporters at
Ramlila Maidan can learn a thing or two about the Lokpal Bill at `Anna ki Paathshala`, as it is called by super cop Kiran Bedi, who has turned into a teacher, informing the public
about the issue.

Bedi, who also spoke about what is wrong with the Indian
system when it comes to dealing with corruption, added that
she would use the large assembly at the Ramlila Maidan to talk
about the need for the Lokpal Bill and inform people about
what they were fighting for.

While thousands have thronged the grounds in support of
Hazare, not all know much about the Lokpal Bill and how the
government`s version of it differs from that drafted by Team
Anna, she said.

"At least now you will know what we are fighting for and
when the media asks you, even they will be astonished to know
how much you know. You should tell them that you learnt these
intricate details at Anna ki Paathshala," she said.

Delivering what she called was her `first lesson`, Bedi
said the CBI should be left out of the government ambit.

"The 3,000 people working under anti-corruption wing can
work independently," she said.

"I was at recently at Tihar, where normally poor are held
and rich are let off, but for the first time four MPs are
lodged there," she said.

An atmosphere of festivity is all around Ramlila Maidan.

Hazare is seated at a raised dais, as high as 15-feet,
with the public seated at a distance of 60-feet from him.

With the crowd swelling the ranks of Anna supporters, a
barricade at the ground broke down on Sunday.

PTI