Bollywood celebrities extend support to Anna Hazare
New Delhi: As social activist Anna Hazare enters Day 2 of the fast-onto-death campaign against corruption in New Delhi, Bollywood celebrities have pledged their support to the ‘modern Mahatma’ in full force.
Celebs took to Twitter to support Hazare and voice their espousal for the passing of Lokpal Bill that provides for stringent punishment for corruption.
The Lokpal Bill, 2010 provides for filing complaints of corruption against the prime minister, ministers and MPs with the ombudsman.
However, Hazare said that the Lokpal Bill in its present form is toothless and his supporters have drafted a separate Jan Lokpal bill taking into account the views and suggestions from civil society and common people and want its enactment.
After Aamir Khan said that the country should extend greater support to Anna Hazare`s struggle for a strong anti-corruption law than it did to the Indian cricket team`s quest for the World Cup, here`s what other celebrities had to say:
Anupam Kher: When somebody is fighting corruption, I don`t judge his ways. I applaud his intentions and actions. I am with ANNA HAZARE. Are you?:)
Shekhar Kapur: I support Anna Hazare`s fast for national debate on Lokpal Bill. Atleast need Parliament to come out and respond to issue. People like Anna Hazare will force a people`s movement against the system. Like Gandhi did against the British.
Rahul Bose: That it takes an Anna Hazare fasting unto death to effect systemic change is comment enough. corruption part of our DNA.
Diya Mirza: Finally, people are voicing strong support for a man that has, should and will be a great example to our generation. i support Anna Hazare
Juhi Chawla: I am complete and absolute supporter of Shri Anna Hazare! All those with a conscience and a clean heart speak up.
Purab Kohli: Jee yo `Hazare` saaal `Anna Sahib`!! (Long live Anna Hazare)
Onir: I Support Anna Hazare. @iam_juhi - I am in complete and absolute support of shri Anna Hazare! All those with a conscience and a clean heart speak up!
Madhur Bhandarkar: Overwhelming momentum generates in for Anna Hazare`s fight against corruption. Is India gonna be the next Egypt??
Pritish Nandy: Proud to see common man come out in support of Anna Hazare. It took a 72-year-old man to fast unto death to wake us up.
Ranvir Shorey: Anna Hazare`s crusade is a great litmus test to see if India has any grit left at all. Or have we become a country of corrupt schmoozers...