New Delhi: Hundreds of supporters have started descending at the historic Ram Lila Maidan here, where anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare will break his 12 day-long fast at 10 am on Sunday.
Around 4,000 people stayed overnight at the protest venue while hundreds of others have started arriving early in the morning.
"I started at around 5 am as I wanted to ensure that I could be in the front row, so that I could witness Anna breaking his fast," said 37-year-old Ramesh Kumar, a resident
of Ghaziabad who claims to be a die-hard Anna supporter.
There is a festive atmosphere at the ground, as people
are singing and dancing to the tune of drums and celebrating
"victory" of Hazare.
Another supporter Vijay Gupta, who had come along with
his family from Lucknow said, he was "happy to be part of
history in making."
"I am extremely happy that the government has conceded to
the demand of Anna Hazare, the corruption is affecting
everybody in the society and we want a very strong Lokpal
Bill," he said amid chanting of slogans.
Meanwhile, heavy deployment of police personnel have been
made in and around the venue.
People are hoisting flags and chanting slogans making the
atmosphere festive and jubilant.
Demanding passing of Janlokpal Bill by the Parliament,
Hazare went on fast from August 16.
First Published: Sunday, August 28, 2011, 08:53