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Team Anna in UP to drum support for fast

delhi Updated: Jun 18, 2012 08:31 IST

Team Anna will launch its first phase of western Uttar Pradesh tour on Monday to drum up support for its indefinite fast in New Delhi.

A Team Anna member said they will travel across western UP villages for creating awareness about their demands ahead of the protest that will "discuss in detail" corruption allegations against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The 'Gram Samvad Yatra', as it is called, will be anchored by Team Anna member Manish Sisodia.

Hazare and his supporters are demanding setting up of an independent Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe 15 cabinet ministers against whom they have levelled corruption allegations.

They have also demanded setting up of fast track courts where these cases can be decided in six months time.

In the first phase - from June 18 to 22 - the team will travel to villages in Saharanpur, Bhagpat and Shamli districts, while in the second phase from June 25 to 29, Team Anna will visit villages around Meerut, Muzzafarnagar, Bijnor and Roorkee.

The third phase will be from July 2 to 6 and would cover villages in Noida, Bulandshahr and Aligarh and the last phase of yatra would take place in Ghaziabad, Hapur, JP Nagar and Moradabad from July 8 to 12.

Announcing the yatra earlier this month, Team Anna had said that awareness would be raised on the corruption allegations against 15 cabinet ministers, including the prime minister.

"The charges against prime minister on coal scam, considered to be one of the biggest scams, will also be discussed in detail", he said.