Friday, August 12, 2011

Long day for team Anna in run up to Aug 16 fastLong day for team Anna in run up to Aug 16 fast

New Delhi, Aug 11: Civil society members, under the leadership of Gandhian Anna Hazare who has agreed to stage his indefinite fast on Lokpal Bill at Jaiprakash Narayan Park near Feroz Shah Kotla ground here, are making all efforts to make the movement against corruption successful with a number of events scheduled daily.

Today, the team would hold rallies, discussions, interactions with students and candle marches at various places across the capital.

Beginning at 0900 hours, the activists held a 'Padyatra' without foot-wears at Satya Niketan in south Delhi while conducted a rally at 0930 hours from Vishvidyalaya metro station. Candle marches will take place from New Colony More to New Railway Station Road, Gurgaon via Jyoti Park and Ashok Vihar and from Madhuban Chowk to DC Chowk between 1830 hours and 2000 hours.

A rally will be held at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) at 1800 hours along with a street play by ASMITA. After around a couple of hours, a Tiranga Rally will be held from Sundar Nagri to Nand Nagri.

During the day, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi will hold an interactive session with students at 1330 hours at St Stephen’s College while RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal along with her fellow team members Kumar Bishwas and Manish Sisodia will interact with students and then participate in a rally at ITS Greater Noida around 1600 hours.

A Sarv Dharm Sabha will also be organised at Jantar Mantar between 1600 hours and 1800 hours in which various religious gurus will participate.

Yesterday, appearing before the standing committee of Parliament, Anna Hazare reiterated his demand that the government withdraw the Lokpal Bill under consideration, and take measures to deal with problems of corruption faced by the public at every step of life.

Anna denied to go back on his demands and said he would again go on a fast on August 16 if the decision will not be taken within the time-limit prescribed by him.

Following the two-and-a-half hour meeting, Prashant Bhushan and Kejriwal told the media that they asked the committee to recommend to the government that the Bill be withdrawn.

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