The anti corruption crusader Anna Hazare is starting his 3-day fast from the MMRDA Grounds in Mumbai, from today. Formerly he shall garland the Mahatma’s statue at the Juhu beach and shall participate in a motor bike rally to the venue, to commence fast from 11 am. This will be his fourth installment of hunger strike at 74 years for a stronger Lok Pal Bill. The euphoria makes the country remember the father of the nation. Amidst weird remarks by the rulers, this old man is fighting for our betterment.
About 50,000 people are expected to show up at the venue in support of his protests. Anna plans to protest in front of the UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s residence on 30 December after vthis three day fast. More than 1.25 lakh people have already signed up online for the unprecedented second phase of the Hazare’s latest campaign -- a Jail Bharo (Fill The Jails) where volunteers will court arrest in front of lawmakers’ residences --- that is scheduled for Jan 1, 2012.
The veteran who was widely criticized by the leaders hoped that the Parliament could still make a stronger Lok Pal bill. He added the crowds that flock his meetings are not for him but against corruption. This year end agitation is only to see that at least from the next year the country will prosper without corruption.
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