Team Anna on Monday announced that it would to go on a fast again from July 25 at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. While addressing a press conference in Jalgaon (Maharashtra) even as the Rajya Sabha was debating whether the Lokpal Bill should be sent to a Select Committee or not, Arvind Kejriwal said that Anna Hazare would not fast at Jantar Mantar.
“Only Team Anna members will fast,” said Kejriwal while adding that the cases against those accused of corruption should be expedited. “Special fast track courts should be set up and special investigation should be carried against those who are corrupt, and if actions are not taken place in two months, then we will agitate and call for a fast on July 25,” he said.
Hazare said that the no political party was serious about tackling corruption. “It’s just an attempt to kill time. They do not want to get Lokpal. Nobody, neither the Opposition party BJP, nor the ruling party wants Lokpal. But I am sure people of the country will force them to get Lokpal,” said Hazare.
The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government tabled the amended Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Monday evening.