New Delhi: In order to overcome the ongoing inner turmoil prevailing amid team Anna members and to revitalize the Lokpal Movement, the team will launch a new series of campaign in the national capital from Monday.

Recording its protest against the weaker version of the Lokpal Bill proposed by the government, Team Anna will hold silent demonstration at I.T.O. in east Delhi at 8am on November 28. The Gandhian has also given a call to the people of Delhi to gather at India Gate at 4.30pm in the evening to register their protest against the government’s version of the Lokpal Bill.

According to Team Anna Media Manager Aswathi Muralidharan, silent demonstrations will be held at several places in Delhi for the whole week to make people aware of the weaker Lokpal Bill proposed by the government. During the campaign, the team activists will stage banners, placards and posters at specific places displaying messages and slogans to awaken the masses.

The team is expecting the report of the Parliamentary Committee on the Lokpal Bill by next week. In this regard, Team Anna member Kiran Bedi said on micro-blogging site Tweeter, “No rest after the Parliamentary Committee report is tabled in the Parliament (most probably next week)”.

Moreover, Anna Hazare has also made it clear that the team will campaign against the Congress in five states set for Assembly elections, if the Jan Lokpal Bill is not passed in the ongoing winter session of the Parliament.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured a strong Lokpal Bill to be passed in the winter session of Lok Sabha and has also indicated to establish Lokpal as a constitutional body. 

Anna can protest at Ramlila Maidan: MCD   

New Delhi: Anna Hazare has been given permission by the local civic body to stage protest at the Ramlila Maidan here from December 27 if a strong Lokpal Bill is not passed by Parliament during the ongoing Winter Session.

The activists had applied to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) two days ago for allocation of the sprawling ground with a capacity of 30,000, and sources said they have been given the permission.

They said permission had been sought to hold the protest from December 27 to January 5.

"We will hold the protest and it will be led by Hazare," a senior Team Anna member said.

However, they are yet to get a No Objection Certificate from Delhi Police without which they will not be able to hold the protest, he said, adding it was not yet decided whether Hazare will go on a fast.

"The mode of protest will be finalised later," he said.

If the proposed protest takes place, it will be the third major stir in the national capital this year.

The first one was at Jantar Mantar in April when Team Anna forced the government to set up a joint committee for drafting the bill.

Hazare himself had earlier announced that he will relaunch the agitation on December 22 at the end of the Winter Session of the Parliament if a strong Lokpal Bill is not passed.

Team Anna has been insisting that the lower bureaucracy, higher judiciary, provisions for Citizen Charter and setting up of Lokayuktas in state level be included in the ambit Lokpal Bill.

During the Monsoon session, Hazare sat on fast-unto-death at Ramlila Maidan in August for 13 days after a high-voltage 'who will blink first?' drama.
 
 
JPN/Bureau/ Agencies