Chetna Manch urges politicians to pass Lokpal bill

The 74 Chetna Manch, a forum of participants of JP movement urged all political leaders to rise above political affiliations and support Anna Hazare`s demand to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill by Parliament by August 30.

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2011, 20:56 PM IST

Ranchi: The 74 Chetna Manch, a forum of
participants of JP movement on Monday urged all political leaders
to rise above political affiliations and support Anna Hazare`s
demand to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill by Parliament by August 30.

"We request the ruling and the opposition parties
alike to listen to the peoples` support to Anna Hazare`s
anti-graft bill by allowing the passage of the bill by the
deadline set by him," Manch Convener Pramod Mishra told
reporters here.
Stating that about 3000 members of the Manch
comprising participants of 1974 Jaiprakash Narayan (JP)
movement have been staging demonstrations across Jharkhand
from August 16, Mishra said, "Political leaders should respect
voice of the people`s by not delaying in facilitating the
bill`s passage".
In the second phase of the Manch`s agitation in
support of Hazare movement, Mishra said today they staged
demonstrations at Godda, Sahebganj, Deogarh, Jamshedpur,
Jamshedpur and Dumka.

Having former government officials, advocates,
educationists and social workers who had participated during
the JP movement, the Manch has been demonstrating in several
districts since August 16 by turns in support of Hazare.

PTI