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Hazare receives overwhelming support from his home district

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 Friday.



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
Friday.

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
crusader.

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

PTI

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