Anti-graft protests reach PM, Sibal`s residences
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Last Updated: Sunday, August 21, 2011, 23:35
New Delhi: Protests demanding a strong Lokpal Bill on Sunday reached the Prime Minister's and HRD Minister Kapil Sibal's residences as police detained scores of Anna Hazare supporters from outside 7, Race Course Road.

The protests came following a call by anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare asking people to protest outside the residences of their elected representatives and other politicians.

Around 80 supporters of Anna Hazare were detained near 7, Race Course Road, the official residence of the Prime Minister, when they were protesting against the government's Lokpal Bill.

The protesters shouted slogans in favour of the civil society's Jan Lokpal Bill.

In the evening, several people thronged outside the residence of HRD Minister Kapil Sibal near Teen Murti and shouted slogans against him and the government's Lokpal Bill.

However, they left before the police could come to the spot.

Around 100 people held a protest outside the residence of Delhi PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan in Behra Enclave in North Delhi.

Incidentally, Delhi Lokayukta had recommended the removal of Chauhan for his alleged role in protecting a resort from tax evasion.

Meanwhile, Hazare's supporters also thronged outside the residence of Congress spokesman Manish Tewari and shouted slogans against him and the government.

It may be noted that Tewari had last week launched a stinging attack on Hazare.


First Published: Sunday, August 21, 2011, 16:53

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