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Team Anna to sit on an indefinite fast for a strong Lokpal bill from today
Apparently fed up with the governmental 'deceptions' and 'false assurances', Team Anna is going to sit on an indefinite fast at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday in support of a strong Lokpal bill and three other demands.

ACCORDING TO Team Anna, two members - Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia will start the indefinite fast from today (Wednesday). Another member, Gopal Rai, will also join them later.

The union government has been given a four-day ultimatum to concede to the demands of Team Anna. Failing which, Anna Hazare will also join the fast on July 29.

“On the request of my team members, I have decided to stay away from the fast for the initial four days. If the government does not accept our demand for a strong Lokpal bill, I will join the fast on July 29,” said Anna Hazare in a press conference, held earlier.

The three new demands of the Team Anna are: (i) constitution of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe allegations of corruption against 15 Union ministers; (ii) a fast track court for disposing off cases against MPs; (ii) another SIT for party chiefs.

Team Anna has also resolved to keep alive the allegation of corruption against President-elect Pranab Mukherjee even after he assumes office and enjoys the immunity from investigation and prosecution.

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