Mumbai: The ‘India Against Corruption’ battle led by Anna Hazare reached India from across the foreign shores as Vice-President of Morgan Stanley Hong Kong, Shailesh Saraf, joined the bandwagon at the Azad Maidan.
Currently on a ‘fasting leave’ from his high profile job, Sharaf is down from Hong Kong to support the Jan Lokpal Bill.
According to reports, Sharaf, a 29-year old banker is among the 72 protesters who were on fast for the second consecutive day at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan, supporting Anna Hazre’s crusade against corruption.
"When I was in India, I used to evade taxes. I don't even try that in Hong Kong. Here, I used to jump signals," he says. "What I'm getting at is that I am the same person-I still want to reach my office quickly, still make more money. But there is a system I must follow. India needs to have a better system in place and the Jan Lokpal draft is the best piece of legislation to serve the purpose."
With the corporates and the NRI populace also pitching-in for uprooting their motherland’s pertinent problems, the movement for a strong Lokpal Bill has truly gained momentum.
First Published: Thursday, August 18, 2011, 09:16