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Jantar Mantar gets ready for Anna's second stint

delhi Updated: Dec 10, 2011 23:43 IST
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The skeleton of a six-foot pandal, a handful of white Anna caps, and posters carrying the 74-year-old civil society activist's face superimposed on a picture of the Parliament announced Team Anna's return to Jantar Mantar on Saturday evening.

'Government bringing a weak Lokpal - What will you do now?' asked the poster, before suggesting 'December 11, 9 am' as the answer.

"We have been here since evening and are working together to ensure that everything is in order before Annaji arrives," said Ankit Sharma, one of a dozen volunteers toting the poster.

Red carpets, meant to be spread on the cold street before the dawn of Sunday were piled on top of each other in a corner below a white tent.

A lone water tanker, which a volunteer reassuringly claimed would soon be joined by more for the thousands of visitors expected to sit-in with the anti-corruption crusader, stood next to the carpets.

"Annaji will be joined by representatives of five to six political parties tomorrow. The arrangements will be made throughout the night," said Aswathi, a Team Anna member.