Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Anna prays at Rajghat after denied permission to fast
New Delhi, Aug 15 : A couple of hours after social activist Anna Hazare was today denied permission to hold his fast tomorrow on the Lokpal issue at the venue proposed by police, the Gandhian visited Rajghat to "pray for peace".
Anna reached Rajghat at around 1800 hrs. His supporters said he went there to spend some time at peace in front of his idol, the Father of the Nation, and added that the plan to go there was made suddenly.
Anna sat quietly with his hands folded and eyes closed on the grounds in front of the memorial.
As soon as people came to know about Anna's presence at Rajghat, crowds continued to pour in to see the anti-corruption crusader. Hundreds of people reached the place and sat around the praying activist.
From here, Anna is likely to leave for Constitution Club near Reserve Bank of India to address the nation at 1900 hrs.