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Team Anna shifts protest venue to Rajghat

New Delhi: Civil society members led by Anna Hazare have decided to shift the venue of their day-long protest Wednesday from Jantar Mantar to Rajghat to avoid ”confrontation” with police, activist Arvind Kejriwal said Tuesday.

“We are shifting to Rajghat. We have spoken to the commissioner of police and will fast in the vicinity of Rajghat tomorrow from 10 a.m. till about 6 p.m. We will fast and pray the whole day,” Kejriwal told reporters. “There will also be a debate on the Lokpal bill at 5 p.m.,” he added. Both Kejriwal and Hazare are part of the anti-graft Lokpal bill panel.

While Baba Ramdev had held his protest at Ramlila ground, Hazare and other activists had announced a fast at the Jantar Mantar soon after the yoga guru’s eviction from Delhi. Police Sunday imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in areas that include the Jantar Mantar and Ramlila ground.

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