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After meditation, Anna begins fast

Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare is back in the capital with a fast, a hard attack on the government and the warning that a strong anti-corruption law in the form of a Lokpal Bill is non-negotiable.
Ahead of fast, Anna Hazare at Rajghat
Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare is back in the capital with a fast, a hard attack on the government and the warning that a strong anti-corruption law in the form of a Lokpal Bill is non-negotiable.
Ahead of fast, Anna Hazare at Rajghat
Anna arrives at Rajghat.
Ahead of fast, Anna Hazare at Rajghat
In what has now become ritual, Anna Hazare has begun the day with a visit to Rajghat, where he is meditating.
Ahead of fast, Anna Hazare at Rajghat
Team Anna member Kiran Bedi is seen waving the Tricolour.

"Anna now at Rajghat. Anna is determined to ensure he does all he can to secure an effective lokpal for the country," Kiran Bedi posted on Twitter this morning.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
After meditating for almost an hour at Rajghat, Anna Hazare left for Jantar Mantar, where he will sit on a token one-day fast.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
Anna arrives at Jantar Mantar.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
At Jantar Mantar, Anna Hazare declared open his third "Lokpal" fast of the year with his trademark "Bharat mata ki Jai" war cry.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
Anna Hazare is sitting on stage, clad in Khadi and Gandhi topi, keeping beat to a song being sung on stage.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
Kiran Bedi: We are not here to count numbers..thats why I am supporting Anna for 14 months.

We don't have to give up.

We believe that Lokpal will bring good governance.

Everybody looks for benefits instead of service.

We don't have to give up until CBI is brought under Lokpal.

We hope standing comm reco is rejected.

There will be a new face of democracy that Anna has taught us.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
Activist Anna Hazare with CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
Anna Hazare with BJP leader Arun Jaitley during his one-day fast at Jantar Mantar.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
Social activist Anna Hazare is seen on stage with leaders of political parties who joined the debate on Lokpal at the Jantar Mantar today (Sunday).
After meditation, Anna begins fast
Supporters of Anna Hazare wave Tricolours during his one-day fast in protest against the proposals of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Lokpal Bill at Jantar Mantar.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
As Anna sits on stage, crowds are gathering at Jantar Mantar. There is also heavy security - about 400 CRPF men and 200 police personnel have been posted.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
Crowds gather to show support for Anna Hazare at Jantar Mantar.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal read out Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's letter dated August 27. He said the Standing Committee had defied the Prime Minister's own promises.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
Team Anna core member Shanti Bhushan speaks at Jantar Mantar.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
CPI leader AB Bardhan speaks at the debate on the Lokpal Bill at Jantar Mantar.

AB Bardhan supported Team Anna's demands for the Lokpal Bill and said his party favours the inclusion of the PM, lower bureaucracy and the CBI under the ambit of the Lokpal.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley arrives at Jantar Mantar.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
Arun Jaitley meets Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley began the debate on the Lokpal Bill at Jantar Mantar today. "Why should we accept a corrupt PM even for a single day? We want PM under Lokpal," he said.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
The CPM's Brinda Karat arrives at Jantar Mantar.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav joined the Lokpal debate at Jantar Mantar.

"War against corruption has been fought earlier but did not work. Now, the movement against corruption is everywhere,” he said.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
Ram Gopal Yadav of the Samajwadi Party joined the Lokpal debate.

"We are all working to deliver an effective law against corruption. But everything you ask for cannot be sanctioned," he said.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
Senior leader of the Telugu Desam Party, Yerren Naidu, joins the Lokpal debate at Jantar Mantar.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
Social activist Nikhil Dey speaks on the Lokpal Bill at Jantar Mantar.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
Biju Janata Dal leader Pinaki Mishra debates the Lokpal Bill at Jantar Mantar.
After meditation, Anna begins fast
Communist Party of India leader D. Raja joins the Lokpal debate at Jantar Mantar.

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