New Delhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare and yoga guru Baba Ramdev will reach the national capital on Saturday. Both will sit on a day-long fast against corruption and black money stashed away by Indians abroad on Sunday.
The yoga guru had yesterday said the protest in Delhi would start at 6 am.
Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Kiran Bedi will also participate in the protest.
The fast comes in the wake of fresh corruption allegations made by Team Anna against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and 14 of his cabinet ministers.
Team Anna has alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks to public and private companies. It has also questioned the role of Manmohan Singh in the suspected scam.
The prime minister held the coal portfolio from November 2006 to May 2009.
According to the Comptroller and Auditor General, mining rights for coal blocks were allocated without auctioning them and this led to massive profits for chosen private firms.
The protest marks a year of the police crackdown on Ramdev and his supporters in the capital’s Ramlila Maidan while they were protesting against black money. The police action had led to the death of a woman.
Thousands of people are expected to join the protest, said Ramdev, who would reach Jantar Mantar in the heart of the capital after paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat at 10 am.
Ramdev and Hazare would break their fast at 6 pm to mark the beginning of candle marches and protest rallies in several districts across the country.