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Pooja Domadia, Hindustan Times
Mumbai, March 14, 2011
Dissatisfied by the meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, representatives of India Against Corruption (IAC) movement are chalking out strategies to gather more people in support of the Jan Lokpal Bill. Activists such as Kiran Bedi, Justice Suresh Hegde and others drafted the Bill to curb corruption.

Hazare will start his indefinite fast in Delhi from April 5.

Volunteers including people from groups such as Art of Living, Bombay Catholic Sabha will distribute leaflets at stations from March 23 asking people to fast on April 5 along with Hazare.

“Volunteers will wear badges that say, ‘I am going to fast on April 5th. Are you?’ We need of more people to support the initiative to curb corruption,” said Mayank Gandhi, secretary, Remaking of Mumbai Federation.

Representatives of IAC who met PM last week demanded to have a committee to consider the Jan Lokpal bill.

“PM said he didn’t have time till May 13 because of elections. We asked for our participation in the committee to consider the bill but the PM refused and said a sub-committee of Group of Ministers will be constituted which will have two meetings with representatives of IAC,” said activist Arvind Kejriwal.

While the Lokpal Bill drafted by the government is pending to be passed in the Rajya Sabha since 42 years, the activists have prepared a draft for the bill that is called Jan Lokpal Bill.

Citizens would start fasting at Azad Maidan on April 5 along with Hazare in Delhi. Hazare is also touring the state to alert people about the Jan Lokpal bill and ask for their participation.