Heavy security at Anna fast venue

Mumbai: Anna Hazare will today begin his three-day fast against the "weak" Lokpal Bill tabled by the government in Parliament. Hazare, who reached in Mumbai on Monday night from his village Ralegan Siddhi, paid respects at Mahatma Gandhi`s statue in Juhu and proceeded to the fast venue, MMRDA ground, in suburban Bandra in a rally.

Amid concerns over his health as he was suffering from viral infection, Hazare had on Monday said he will go ahead with his protest and claimed that his movement was not against any side, person or party.

"Although today is a working day, we are confident about offering a strong, overwhelming reception to our 74-year-old veteran, who is leaving no stone unturned for the betterment of our very own future," an IAC spokesperson said.

The rally will pass through Santacruz, Tulip Star hotel, Mithibai college, SV Road, Vile Parle, Khar and Bandra Highway.