The Delhi police, who have virtually withdrawn most of their preconditions on Gandhian Anna Hazare’s fast, have offered the more spacious Ramlila Maidan to continue his fast. However, they said the initial permission would be for one week and depending on the requirement it would be extended further.
Though police came out with this offer to end the stand off between the Anna Team and the Government, Hazare is seeking the venue for at least one month without any conditions. Delhi police officials are seriously deliberating on allowing the fast continuously for one month.
The government has also stipulated only one condition; that a panel of specialist doctors, to be deputed by the government, would be monitoring the health condition of Hazare round the clock and this must be agreed to by the Anna Team.
There are no other conditions attached to the offer given by the Delhi Police to Hazare for continuing his fast. The Anna Team is also showing interest on Ram Lila grounds as the venue was quite bigger than the Jai Prakash Narain Park where they originally proposed to launch their fast.
Spiritual leaders Baba Ram Dev and Sri Sri Pandit Ravi Shankar also played a key role in holding discussions with the senior police officials along with the Hazare aids today for ending the impasse.