Anna to stir outside homes of Sonia, Rahul

Ralegan Siddhi: Anna Hazare today said he would stage dharna outside residences of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in Delhi after his three-day fast in Mumbai and asked his supporters to refrain from violence during the stir.

"Some people are waiting for violence during the agitation. If there is violence, the agitation will be maligned," Hazare said addressing a "gramsabha" here on Sunday. The anti-graft crusader said he would reach Mumbai on Monday for his three-day fast beginning on December 27 at the MMRDA ground.

"After the fast, I will go to Delhi and stage a dharna outside the house of Sonia and Rahul. After Mumbai, we will hold a fast in Delhi. Our agitation has been going on for over a year but to no avail. We will need to speak in the language that the government would understand," Hazare said.

"During the agitation in Delhi, we have prepared ourselves to receive lathi blows if the government resorts to canecharge," he said. The MMRDA ground rent is around Rs 2 lakh per day and the organisers of the fast have paid the rent with donations from the people, he said.

"The duration of the fast at Mumbai has been kept only for three days due to insistence from people not to undertake a long fast," Hazare said, adding he was fully fit to do it.