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Nov 11, 2012 at 03:28pm IST

Pass Lokpal Bill or else face another protest, Anna Hazare warns PM

New Delhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Sunday inaugurated his new office in Delhi accompanied by Kiran Bedi and Akhil Gogoi amongst others. Accusing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of betrayal on the Lokpal issue, Anna warned of another possible rally at Ramlila Maidan before the 2014 elections. "If Jan Lokpal Bill is not brought by the government, we will mobilise the people," warned Anna.

Anna had announced a new team comprising 15 core members on Saturday, two months after his split with the Arvind Kejriwal group. The new office located close to IIT Delhi in Sarvodaya Enclave was finalised despite the expenses due to better local connectivity with the Delhi metro. Launching his new team, Anna gave a call for Jan Andolan.

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Launching his tirade against the government, Anna said that it had the option to either bring in the Jan Lokpal Bill before 2014 or face defeat in elections. "I will campaign throughout the country and try to waken up the conscience of the people. I will try to bring in a change. Have you seen our farmers? They are dying. And what is the government doing? It is inviting foreign companies to exploit them further. I will exhort these people to rise. What right does the government have to take away their lands?" he asked.

On September 19, Anna had announced the disbanding of Team Anna and parted ways with Arvind Kejriwal.

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