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Hazare, team to decide future course of stir on Friday

March 15, 2012 17:44 IST
Social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday said he would decide on the future course of agitation in support of the Jan Lokpal Bill after meeting his team members in Delhi on Friday.

"I will go to Delhi to attend a meeting of our team members to decide on future course of the agitation. Once the future direction is fixed, I will set out on a nationwide tour for a year and a half to create awareness among the people on the issue. And once the notification of the 2014 Lok Sabha poll is issued, I will sit at the Ramlila maidan with people in my front holding the tri-colour", he said addressing a function here today.

Accusing the government of betraying him on the Jan Lokpal bill, Hazare said he would not approach the government "uninvited".

Later, talking to reporters, Hazare said he would undertake his countrywide tour after expanding the core committee.

Asked if his movement was losing popular support, Hazare quipped, "You will see".

Against the backdrop of fizzling out of his hunger strike in Mumbai, the 74-year-old Gandhian said, "The agitation in Mumbai lacked planning whereas the media also focused on the empty spaces of the vast ground."

The anti-graft crusader also demanded implementation of Section 4 of the Right To Information Act making it mandatory for all government departments to open their websites to ensure transparency, saying enactment of the independent ombudsman is the "next step" of RTI to punish the corrupt.

A book on RTI Act written by Vijay Kumbhar was released by Hazare on the occasion.

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