New Delhi: Acclaimed actor Om Puri became
the latest celebrity to lend a glamour quotient to Anna
Hazare`s campaign for a strong Lokpal as he made an appearance
at the Ramlila Maidan Thursday.
Puri said through his incessant efforts, the 74-year-old
Hazare has become a symbolic hero against injustice anywhere
in the world.
"I have never seen such a crowd in my lifetime. Such
crowds were seen only during Mahatma Gandhi`s time. Anna is
not just a hero for India but a hero against injustice
anywhere," Puri said, referring to the support for the
The 60-year-actor, know for his versatile roles from
films like "Ardh Satya" to "Hera Pheri", said the struggle
does not end with the Lokpal Bill, as the people of the
country also have electoral reforms to fight for.
"They ask for educational qualification even for a peon
but while giving tickets they don`t ask for educational
qualification. People who don`t score more than 60 per cent
marks should not get tickets. Their conduct in Parliament is
not good," said the actor.
In fact, he went on to say that Hazare`s photograph
should placed in the Parliament next only to Gandhi`s.
Ever since Hazare launched his campaign for a strong
Lokpal bill, celebrities and artists have made a beeline to
Earlier in the week the father-daughter duo of Kabir and
Pooja Bedi appeared at the Ramlila Maidan, so did actor
Raghubir Yadav. Bhojpuri superstar Manoj Tiwari and popular
singer Kailash Kher too have made appearances at the ground.