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.
“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 The curbs were on Friday withdrawn from Jantar Mantar and India Gate.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.
The accused, Ashu, a resident of Panipat’s Nara village, killed the victims, reportedly his friends, between 8pm and 4am and travelled around 60km from the first crime scene in Matlauda of Panipat to Titawi in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli. The victims are Sonu, 26, who was working with a private contractor in a cement factory, and his two friends -- Monu, 25, of Nara village and Rakesh, 27, of Bhalsi village.
The Delhi government introduced the Happiness curriculum in 2018, Entrepreneurship mindset curriculum in 2019 and the Deshbhakti curriculum last year with the aim of inculcating problem-solving approaches among students and making them more self-aware, self-confident and socially responsible.
While the LG appreciated the work done at Indraprastha and Pul Prahladpur, he was displeased at the drainage system at Minto Bridge, flagging “technical flaws” in the drainage system and warned that engineers concerned “will be held responsible and strict action will be taken in the event of waterlogging at the site.”
BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said the MLAs were informed about the election process for upcoming election for Speaker’s post. “They were told that the election will be held through a voice vote or they may have to stand up to vote for their candidate if asked,” said Mungantiwar.
The weather department classifies rainfall between ‘trace’ and 2.4 mm as ‘very light rainfall’, as ‘light rainfall’ when it is between 2.5 mm and 15.5 mm, as ‘moderate’ rainfall when it is between 15.6 mm and 64.4 mm and as ‘heavy’ when it is over 64.5 mm in a single day.