Anna arrives in Mumbai ahead of 3-day fast
Earlier, hundreds of villagers gathered to see him off at Ralegan Siddhi as he left by road for Alandi, where he paid tributes at Sant Dnyaneshwar Samadhi before reaching Mumbai. To a query on his health, a Hazare said, "I`m fine". He refused to take further questions from the media saying, "I`ll be talking to you for the next three days." Incidentally, the guest house is near the residence of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, whose party has been opposing Hazare on the Lokpal Bill.
Hazare will go to the Juhu beach where there is a statue of Mahatma Gandhi and take his blessings tommorow. He will be later escorted to the fast venue — the MMRDA ground at suburban Bandra-Kurla Complex — by a motorbike rally. The anti-graft crusader will begin his fast from 11 AM. Key members of his team, Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi, are scheduled to fast with Hazare in Mumbai, while some others will undertake the fast in Delhi.