Lokpal Bill: Anna Hazare defers fast to Mar 25

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Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 18:22 [IST]
 
Anna Hazare defers fast to Mar 25

New Delhi, Mar 14: Social activist and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, who was to sit on a day-long fast at Jantar Mantar on Mar 18 in support of strong and clean Lokpal bill, has deferred his fast to Mar 25 as he invited the families of several whistleblowers to join him to participate in the fast.

The 74-year-old Gandhian has demanded a stronger whistleblower protection programme under the Jan Lokpal Bill.

The Lokpal bill, which could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha during the Winter session of the parliament last year due to the minority issue, was passed in Lok Sabha.

The Rajya Sabha had witnessed a mid-night drama on last day of winter session after the expiry of the extended time period of the Winter session that there was no time left for voting and passage of the Lokpal Bill.

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