Struggle against corruption will go on: Anna

Anna Hazare on Tuesday said he will go ahead with his proposed fast here from December 27 if a strong Lokpal Bill is not enacted in the current session of Parliament.

Last Updated: Dec 13, 2011, 11:12 AM IST

New Delhi: Anna Hazare on Tuesday said he will go
ahead with his proposed fast here from December 27 if a strong
Lokpal Bill is not enacted in the current session of
Parliament.

The activist said he and his supporters were working to
eradicate corruption from the country as well as building a
strong rural India.

"Our struggle against corruption is on. I will sit on a
fast from December 27 in Ramlila. You (government) bring the
Jan Lokpal Bill," he told reporters here.

He said the way in which things are being done it will
not help in the development of the country.

"We have to spend 70 per cent of the money in development
and 30 per cent for management. Otherwise it won`t work," he
said, adding youth of the country have committed to the
development of the country.

His close associate Kiran Bedi said Team Anna has been
totally focused on the Lokpal Bill.

Asked about Congress leaders` criticism for attacking
Rahul Gandhi, she said, "What others do or say, it is not our
focus."

Hazare has threatened go on an indefinite fast from
December 27 at Ramlila Maidan if a strong Lokpal bill is not
passed in the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament.

He had sat on a one-day fast in Jantar Mantar on Sunday,
which apparently turned out to be an anti-Congress platform
with opposition sharing dais with him, protesting against the
Lokpal report of Parliamentary Standing Committee, which he
alleged was watered-down at the instance of Rahul Gandhi.

PTI