Bangalore, Dec 17 (ANI): Veteran social activist Anna Hazare reiterated his decision to go on an indefinite fast from December 27 and a 'court arrest' agitation from January 1, if the Lokpal Bill was not passed in Parliament's current session.
"I have declared that from December 27, my fast will begin and on January 01, on the New Year, we will start 'court arrest' all across the country. And the revolution will continue till the public ombudsman bill is introduced," Hazare told the media here.
Hazare, who reached Bangalore this morning to take forward the civil society's fight for a strong Lokpal, said that he was hopeful that the anti-graft bill would be passed in the Parliament, once the government tabled it.
Hazare's close aides, Kiran Bedi, Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia, accompanied him to carry out his anti-corruption campaign in southern parts of India.
During the campaign, Hazare would also visit Chennai and Hyderabad.
The proposed Lokpal Bill drafted by Hazare and his aides envisages the setting up of a national anti-corruption watchdog to check financial mismanagement and corrupt practices that have deeply pervaded several democratic and civic institutions of India.
The Lokpal Bill is seen as a weapon to root out corruption and nepotism from the government machinery and in public life.he proposed Bill envisages the setting up of a national anti-corruption watchdog to check financial mismanagement and corrupt practices in the Government and civic institutions of India. (ANI)