Hazare and supporters will stage a token fast to protest the government’s report of the anti-graft Lokpal bill.
A police officer told that “We will beef up security in and around Jantar Mantar (Sunday). Around 1,000 police, personnel will be deployed. Apart from this, metal detectors and other arrangements will be made near the stage.”
On Saturday, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal criticised the Parliament Standing Committee’s Lokpal draft report and said that the report expected to fulfill Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi’s wishes.
Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal said that “The Standing Committee report contradicts the Pranab Mukherjee’s statement in the House. After three months’ exercise, Standing Committee report only gives constitutional status to the Lokpal. This is a report to fulfill Rahul Gandhi’s wishes. The committee has not been given Lokpal the jurisdiction either.”
Conversation on Rahul Gandhi, Hazare said that “If he decides to adopt our proposals, we will work with him. Rahul is a youngster, and many see him as future prime minister. If he becomes prime minister without changing his mindset, it will be dangerous for the country.”
Hazare giving an ultimatum to the Government, and said that if required Parliament session should be extended by the number of days that have been wasted.