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Hazare receives overwhelming support from his home district

Last Updated: Friday, April 8, 2011 - 17:07

Ahmednagar: Thousands of people from all
walks of life, including the marginalised classes, thronged to
the streets to extend their support to social activist Anna
Hazare`s fast-unto-death in his home district, police said

Over 3,500 people participated in a march organised by
the `Alliance of NGOs` here last night.

In another protest, citizens lit candles in Chitale road
and also took out a march in the city demanding that the Jan
Lokpal Bill be passed as per Hazare`s version, police said.

In Parner, Hazare`s home tehsil, over 5,000 people
observed a fast with Shiv Sainiks also participating in it.

The effigy of Shiv Sena MLA from Jalgaon Suresh Jain, who
had yesterday questioned Hazare`s credentials in the
Maharashtra Assembly, was burnt by Sena activists here.

Today, 300 people held a sit-in in front of the District
Collector`s Office and also observed a day long fast.

The activist`s supporters are planning a huge `Jail Bharo
Aandolan` in the district from April 12.

Meanwhile, in the temple town of Shirdi, hundreds of
people took out a rally in support of the anti-corruption

They also prayed in the famous Sai Baba temple here for
the quick passage of the Lokpal Bill in the Parliament.


First Published: Friday, April 8, 2011 - 17:07
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