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Man fasts atop coconut palm to support Hazare

Expressing support to Anna Hazare`s anti-corruption movement in a unique way, a 60-year-old man has launched a `relay` fast here atop a coconut palm tree.



Kottayam: Expressing support to Anna Hazare`s
anti-corruption movement in a unique way, a 60-year-old man
has launched a `relay` fast here atop a coconut palm tree.
The palm-top campaign launched by Rajendran of Veloor near
here elicited instant response from fellow-villagers, who
joined him by sitting near the tree.

Rajendran is sitting on a platform set up like a tree-top
cottage on a 24-feet tall coconut tree in a palm grove in the
village. He climbs the tree at eight am and descends by the
evening.
"I will continue my protest till Annaji ends his fast or the
government accepts the demand for a strong Lokpal law to root
out corruption which is spreading like cancer," Rajendran
said.

Rajendran recently floated an organisation called
"Navabharath Swatnatra Ghosham" as a platform for his social
activism.

PTI

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