Ready to go to jail: Anna Hazare

Dissatisfied with the government version of the anti-graft lokpal bill and determined to go on an indefinite fast from Aug 16, Gandhian Anna Hazare says he is prepared go to jail if needed.
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Updated on Jul 31, 2011 03:30 PM IST
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IANS | By, Udaipur

Dissatisfied with the government version of the anti-graft lokpal bill and determined to go on an indefinite fast from Aug 16, Gandhian Anna Hazare says he is prepared go to jail if needed.

“We will be prepared to go to jail,” Hazare said Sunday at a public meeting in Udaipur.

“They give breakfast and lunch there,” he said in jest.

Hazare, who wants to sit on a fast at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, has been asked to look for an alternative site if more than 2,000 supporters are to gather with him.

The Delhi Police on Thursday said that Section 144 of the criminal procedure code, banning any gathering of five or more people, will be imposed in various places of the capital, including Jantar Mantar, for the duration of the monsoon session of parliament beginning on Monday. The curbs were on Friday withdrawn from Jantar Mantar and India Gate.

“How do we know how many people will come? I will meet the police and we will also go to the (Delhi) high court. If they implement (Section) 144 we will protest nationwide,” Hazare said.

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