Hyderabad: Rallies and fasts were organized across Andhra Pradesh in support of veteran social activist Anna Hazare`s fast-unto-death in New Delhi for a stronger anti-corruption Lokpal Bill.
Noted film personalities came to the forefront along with citizens from all walks of life and participated in various programmes in Hyderabad and others districts of the state supporting Hazare`s demand.
Renowned lyricist Jonnavittula Ramalingeswara Rao, Telugu filmstars Rana Daggubati and Sivaji, director Sekhar Kammula were among those who participated in relay hunger strikes organised by `Youth For Better India` and `India Against Corruption` at the Indira Park here.
Students from schools and different colleges also took part in the relay hunger strikes while members of Students Islamic Oganisation of India (Hyderabad unit) held a dharna in support of the anti-corrpution movement.
TDP senior MLA M Narasimhalu led a rally while walkers at KBR park here conducted solidarity march in support of Hazare`s protest this morning.
Supporting the crusade against corrpution, scores of youths, housewives, software professionals and advocates took out a massive rally under the banner of National Alliance of People`s Movements (NAPM) from Necklace Road to Jalvihar here.
People holding national flags, placards like `We want Jan Lokpal Bill, `We want Corruption-free India` also raised slogans in support of Hazare.
Expressing solidarity with Hazare, representatives of different organisations, students among others also undertook signature campaigns, held rallies and formed human chains in Visakhapatnam, Eluru, Rajahmundry, Guntur, Warangal, Tirupati, Anantapur and several other places across Andhra Pradesh.
Demanding constitution of a strong and independent mechanism to eradicate corruption, Lok Satta Party activists and supporters also undertook processions and organised mass
`satyagraha` all over the state.