Hazare, who had earlier announced that he would go on indefinite hunger strike from the first day of the Winter Session of Parliament, on Thursday said he shifted the venue of his agitation at his village on the advice of his doctors as he had undergone a surgery recently.

"I had promised the people of India that if the government does not pass the Jan Lokpal Bill then I will sit on 'Anshan' (fast) from the first day of the Winter Session at Ramlila Maidan. I am not well as I underwent a difficult operation and doctors have asked me to take precautions," Hazare told reporters.

"I will be sitting on an indefinite hunger strike from December 10 at Ralegan Siddhi instead of Ramlila Ground in Delhi", he added.

The veteran social activist said the agitation would be organized under the banner of his newly-formed organization, Jantantra Morcha.

"We have held over 700 rallies in seven states in the past six months under the organization to mobilize people."

The Gandhian attacked both Congress-led UPA and the Opposition for having "anti-youth, anti-student, anti-village and anti-poor" economic policies.

"Instead of bringing in multi-national companies, the government should focus on developing village and generate employment there as Gandhiji had said that India won't develop until its villages are developed," Hazare said.


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