The eight-year-old SUV used by social activist Aanna Hazare during various agitations, including Jan Lokpal movement, was on Sunday sold for Rs nine lakhs in an auction at his native Ralegan Siddhi village in Ahmednagar district.
Saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is concerned more about corporates than farmers, social activist Anna Hazare warned of another fast if the "anti-farmer" provisions in the NDA government-proposed Land Acquisition Bill are not removed.
In a noble gesture, survivors of the 1993 earthquake that claimed over 8,000 lives in Latur in Maharashtra on Thursday joined hands to lend support to the victims of the devastating temblor that shook Nepal recently by sending relief kits that contain essentials and provisions.
Seeking changes to the controversial land acquisition ordinance, Social activist Anna Hazare has written to prime minister Narendra Modi holding that even the fresh ordinance issued earlier this month did not fulfil the promises he had made on protecting the farmers' interests.
At a time when the Aam Admi Party (AAP) is facing infighting and rebellion from senior party members, social activist Swami Agnivesh has made a scathing attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and claimed that the former RTI activist wanted his 'mentor' Anna Hazare to die during his anti-corruption movement in Delhi in 2011.
Social activist Anna Hazare, who is opposing the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, is said to be keen on undertaking a fast in Delhi on the issue, but he is being dissuaded by activists from doing so on health grounds.
With the BJP-led NDA government receiving flak from all quarters, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the Health Ministry to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco product packets to 60 percent.
Having failed in its efforts to stop the government from going ahead with privatistion of four more national airports, the AAI employees union has now turned to anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare for help.
After expulsion of Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from its National Executive, AAP on Saturday sent out a warning to its other dissidents when its National Council gave full powers to the Political Affairs Committee to take disciplinary action against any member who issues statements to the media to tarnish the party's image.
The mood among the supporters of the two warring factions of AAP outside the venue today of its National Council meet and a barrage of social media posts through the day reflected the deep divisions in the party as its internal crisis reached a flashpoint on Saturday.
With the National Council over-whelemingly supporting the resolution to oust Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the National Executive, AAP MLA Devendra Sehrawat on Saturday opposed the move saying it was against the principle of "natural justice".
Crusader Anna Hazare, who had led the India Against Corruption movement which is said to be the origin of Aam Aadmi Party, on Saturday refused to make any statement on the ongoing fissures in the party.