Hazare receives overwhelming support from his home district
Last Updated: Friday, April 08, 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 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


First Published: Friday, April 08, 2011, 17:07


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