Will go on fast from Aug 16, Hazare writes to PM

July 18th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare Monday said he has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh informing him about his decision to go on an indefinite fast from Aug 16 to fight against corruption.

“I have written to the prime minister about our fast at Jantar Mantar from Aug 16. It is our constitutional right to protest, so when the government says that it will crush our andolan like Baba Ramdev’s, it is not right,” Hazare said at a press conference here.

“We are ready to get arrested and be beaten up but we have had enough of corruption. We are ready to sacrifice our lives… that is what I have written to the prime minister,” he added.

Lawyer Prashant Bhushan of Team Anna said they have informed the Delhi Police about their protest.

Anna Hazare and his team have been campaigning for a strong Lokpal bill to fight corruption.

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