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Anna might be in Delhi for Republic Day seminar

delhi Updated: Jan 23, 2012 21:19 IST
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Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare is likely to share the stage with former naval chief Admiral L Ramdas and environmentalist Vandana Shiva in the capital on Republic Day during a seminar on the need for citizens participation in law making.

Team Anna has said Hazare’s participation will depend on his health and if he reaches Delhi by Wednesday, he might also travel to Uttarakhand for a couple of rallies after January 26.

The seminar on the topic –- Rebuilding our Republic -- is being organised by team Anna as part of its awareness campaign ahead of the assembly elections in five states.

"It has now become evident that policies being adopted by the government and laws being made by parliament are not reflecting the views, wishes or the needs of the majority of the people of the country," Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan said in a statement.

"Policies like FDI in retail, importing hugely expensive and dangerous nuclear power plants, and laws like the SEZ Act or the Civil Nuclear Liability Act are clearly against the wishes and interests of the people,” he said.

Team Anna said it has been criticised by the political class for what has been termed as undermining the supremacy of parliament, but none of the political parties have condemned the use of money power and muscle power in elections.

"We are seeing that only candidates of large, established and moneyed parties have any realistic chance of getting elected, mainly because of the nature of our electoral system," Team Anna said.