Team Anna core committee meet postponed

Mumbai: The core committee meeting of Team Anna, scheduled to be held at Ralegan Siddhi on January 2 and 3, has been postponed due to the Gandhian`s ill health, his aides said today. "The core committee meeting has been postponed due to Annaji`s ill health. The date of next meeting will be announced after 4-5 days," Hazare`s aide Suresh Pathare said.

Hazare`s associates were to meet at his native village Ralegan Siddhi in western Maharashtra, about 300km from here, to chalk out their future strategies in fight against corruption.

The 74-year-old social activist called off his three- day fast against a "weak" Lokpal Bill mid-way on December 28 due to poor health. He returned to his village the next day.

Notwithstanding the poor turnout at the protest venue in Mumbai, Hazare renewed the threat to campaign against the Congress in five poll-bound states, including Uttar Pradesh, for bringing in a "weak" Lokpal Bill.