Anna to leave Tihar once venue is ready: Kejriwal

After Anna Hazare accepted the Delhi police’s proposal for a 15-day fast at the Ramlila Maidan, the police began security checks at the fast venue on Thursday morning.

Addressing the media on Thursday morning, Anna Hazare’s associate Arvind Kejriwal said that Anna will leave Tihar jail only once the Ramlila Maidan is ready.

Kejriwal said that though MCD has promised to clean up the Ramlila Maidan, it may not be ready today.

“MCD has to prepare the ground first and hand it over to us. Then we’ll prepare the stage, etc. Only when it is ready, Anna will leave Tihar,” he said.

“I have spoken to Delhi Police Commissioner, he has assured me that a Deputy Commissioner will personally look at the arrangement at Ramlila Maidan,” said Kejriwal.