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Dharna in support of Anna fast in city

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GUWAHATI, Dec 26 � In an expression of solidarity with the fight for an effective and strong Lokpal spearheaded by Gandhian Anna Hazare, who will renew his fast at the MMRDA grounds in Mumbai from December 27 to 29, India Against Corruption, Assam is going to stage a dharna at the Lakhidhar Bora Khetra near Dighalipukhuri on all the three days.

Pranjal Bordoloy of India Against Corruption, Assam said that like many other parts in the country, Assam has paid a heavy price on account of rampant corruption and it was the duty of one and all to ensure that corruption is totally eliminated from the country.

�A vested campaign has been unleashed claiming the LokPal Bill presented before the Parliament will check corruption. This is pure disinformation as this Bill does not empower LokPal with any real powers,� said Bordoloy adding that this Bill does not uphold in letter and spirit the UN Convention against Corruption to which India is a signatory.

�The Government version of Bill is weak and does not empower the proposed LokPal authority with the power of investigation and prosecution, thus reducing it to an advisory body in most cases,� said Bordoloy.

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Dharna in support of Anna fast in city

GUWAHATI, Dec 26 � In an expression of solidarity with the fight for an effective and strong Lokpal spearheaded by Gandhian Anna Hazare, who will renew his fast at the MMRDA grounds in Mumbai from December 27 to 29, India Against Corruption, Assam is going to stage a dharna at the Lakhidhar Bora Khetra near Dighalipukhuri on all the three days.

Pranjal Bordoloy of India Against Corruption, Assam said that like many other parts in the country, Assam has paid a heavy price on account of rampant corruption and it was the duty of one and all to ensure that corruption is totally eliminated from the country.

�A vested campaign has been unleashed claiming the LokPal Bill presented before the Parliament will check corruption. This is pure disinformation as this Bill does not empower LokPal with any real powers,� said Bordoloy adding that this Bill does not uphold in letter and spirit the UN Convention against Corruption to which India is a signatory.

�The Government version of Bill is weak and does not empower the proposed LokPal authority with the power of investigation and prosecution, thus reducing it to an advisory body in most cases,� said Bordoloy.

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