Volunteers take Anna’s message to train commuters

Last Updated: Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 14:14

Mumbai: Hundreds of supporters of anti- corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Saturday, boarded a suburban train to create awareness among the commuters about Jan Lokpal Bill for, which the Gandhian is on a fast since the last five days.

The volunteers from India Against Corruption (IAC), an umbrella body spearheading the Hazare-led agitation, came out with the novel idea.

"We are calling the train `Lokpal Express`. Our aim is to educate people about the Bill. We formed groups of at least 4-5 people who entered every compartment of the train. We
started with 200 people later the number of supporters went up to 600," Mannan Gandhi, an IAC member, told a news aganecy.

The volunteers boarded the 10.57 am Churchgate local train from Borivali, a western suburb, to spread their message.

The Railway was caught unawares by the drive. "We were not informed about the plan," Western Railway PRO C David said.


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First Published: Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 14:14

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