Kharagpur(WB): Ahead of the Prime Minister`s
visit to the IIT here, some students today held demonstration
outside the campus in support of Anna Hazare with some of them
even claiming that they would give a miss to the convocation
function to be attended by Manmohan Singh.
Holding placards and shouting slogans in support of
Hazare the students are demanding a strong Lokpal Bill.
The Prime Minister is scheduled to address the 57th
convocation of IIT Kharagpur.
Sashi Sekhar Singh, a M.Tech structural Engineering
student, who is set to receive a degree from the Prime
Minister said, "I will not attend the convocation function to
express solidarity with Anna Hazare`s movement for a strong
Lokpal and corruption-free India."
Ritesh Singh, a third-year Computer Science student of
IIT Kharagpur is on a hunger strike from August 16 in support
of Anna Hazare`s movement.
Ajay Kumar Yadav, who is pursuing a Phd in Mechanical
Engineering, and Rakesh Ranjan, a M.Tech student in Mechanical
Engineering department, said many students, who are set to
receive degrees from the prime minister "would go to the
function wearing Gandhi caps and if the authorities refuse
them permission to wear Gandhi caps then they will not
attend the convocation function."