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Support for Hazare grows in Mumbai, more youths join

The third day of veteran social activist Anna Hazare`s indefinite hunger strike demanding a comprehensive anti-corruption bill, saw youngsters joining the campaign here in large numbers.



Mumbai: The third day of veteran social
activist Anna Hazare`s indefinite hunger strike demanding a
comprehensive anti-corruption bill, saw youngsters joining
the campaign here in large numbers.
"My friends and I will go to the Income Tax office
from here and hold a peaceful protest," Nandita, a student,
told reporters at the sprawling Maidan where supporters of the
noted Gandhian have been congregating since the last three
days to show solidarity with him.

"The campaign is gaining momentum and more youth want
to participate in the movement against corruption," she said.

A rally of youth was later organised, starting from
the Maidan and making its way to the Gateway of India.

The protest is being supported by NGOs like National
Alliance of People`s Movements (NAPM).

Meanwhile, villagers in Ralegan Siddhi, Hazare`s
native place in Ahmednagar district, today announced they will
intensify their agitation to support the anti-corruption
crusader.
"Now, around 350 villagers are on a relay fast.
Tomorrow, we will hold a `rasta roko`, followed by a relay
fast and morcha at the Parner tehsil office," Datta Awari, who
handles Hazare`s office at the village, told PTI.

A Shiv Sena MLA, a former Sena legislator and another
lawmaker from BJP have informed us that they are supporting
Hazare`s agitation, Awari said.

PTI

From Zee News

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