Anti-graft protests reach PM, Sibal`s residences

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.

PTI



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

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