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Team Anna holds rally to know 'what high command wants'

Source: PTI
December 04, 2011 18:35 IST
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Stepping up pressure on Lokpal issue with a rally in the capital, Team Anna on Sunday said the Congress high command should make it clear "what it wants" as the "right" bill will not come without its word.

"We want to hear the high command, what does the high command want? If the high command wants the right kind of bill, it will come. It is the high command's word, which is final... What does the high command want?", asked Team Anna member Kiran Bedi during a car and bike rally in New Delhi.

Ahead of Anna Hazare's planned protest at Jantar Mantar on December 11, a large number of Hazare supporters led by Bedi and senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan took out the rally.

The 74-year-old Gandhian had announced that he will observe a one-day protest at Jantar Mantar on December 11 to protest against the "watered down" report of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Lokpal.

The rally that began from Rajghat ended at Tuglakabad maidan after passing though Bahadurshah Zafar marg, ITO, Tilak Marg, Sher Shah Suri Road, Mathura Road, Defence Colony, Andrews Ganj, August Kranti Marg, Press Enclave and MB Road.

Claiming that the draft report on Lokpal Bill by Parliamentary Standing Committee was a "betrayal", Hazare had threatened to go on an indefinite fast in Delhi from December 27 if a strong anti-graft law was not passed in the Winter Session of Parliament.

He had alleged that Rahul Gandhi might have intervened to reverse a Parliamentary Standing Committee decision to include Group C employees under the ambit of Lokpal.

However, he later said the protest "is not against Rahul Gandhi or Prime Minister".

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