Anna Hazare on Thursday said that he,along with Baba Ramdev and Sri Sri Ravishankar,would gather at Ramlila Maidan on June 3 for a one-day token fast to put forth their demand of passing a strong Lokpal Bill and taking action to bring back black money stashed outside the country. The social activist said they are expecting more than a lakh supporters at the maidan.
Hazare was in Shivajinagar court on Thursday to attend proceedings on a defamation case filed by him against Suresh Jain. The next hearing is May 18. When his opinion was sought on the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report recently tabled in the Assembly,he said stringent action should be taken against ministers indicted in the report.
Hazare said he would tour Maharashtra between May 1 and June 5. Before beginning the tour,we will talk to the prime minister and heads of all political parties, he said.
The defemation case pertains to a press conference in 2003,in which Jain alleged that Hazare had misappropriated funds in the Sant Yadavbaba Trust Shikshan Prasark Mandali the activis is associated with.
Hazare had filed a defamation suit against Jain,who was then with the NCP but has since joined the Shiv Sena.