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Anna Hazare postpones his march to Delhi against Land Bill

Mumbai: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Tuesday announced changes to his ‘padyatra’ which was to begin at the end of this month against Centre’s controversial Land Acquisition Bill. “Anna said there were several representations from farmers and farmers organisations that the padyatra schedule clashed with their farm work and also warning about the high temperature in April,” his aide Datta Awari said. Also, the recent unseasonal rains and hailstorms was another reason for postponement, he said. “The padyatra will be held after one or one and a half months. TheRead More

Don’t want to get into political dirt: Anna Hazare

Mumbai: Refusing to comment on why he did not take phone call of his former associate Kiran Bedi, who recently joined BJP, anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare said he wanted to stay away from “political dirt.” Hazare, who said that the former IPS officer did not consult him before joining BJP, told reporters at his native Ralegan Siddhi village in Ahmednagar district that he will decide the next course of agitation on Janlokpal issue after the Delhi Assembly polls. “The direction of the agitation will be decided after Delhi Assembly elections,”Read More

Anna Hazare to end fast after Lok Sabha passes Lokpal bill

Ralegan Siddhi: Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare, who has been on hunger strike for over a week now, will break his fast on Wednesday after the Lok Sabha passes the Lokpal Bill. “Our leaders have begun to realize that the people want a legislation against corruption. I don’t say it will stamp out corruption hundred percent but it will definitely bring it down by 40-50 percent. On behalf of the people of country, I pray for passage of the bill so that our country gets a good anti-corruption law,” he added.Read More

Anna Hazares hunger strike enters into second day

Ralegan Siddhi (Maha): Activist Anna Hazare’s indefinite hunger strike to press for the passage of Jan Lokpal Bill entered the second day on Wednesday. The Jan Lokpal Bill, or the Citizen’s Ombudsman Bill, is an anti-graft legislation drafted by civil society activists, seeking appointment of an independent panel to investigate cases of corruption. Union Minister of State for Personnel V Narayanasamy had on Tuesday said that the government was serious about passing the Bill during the current session of Parliament itself and had even given a notice to Rajya SabhaRead More

Arvind Kejriwal to visit Ralegan Siddhi to support Anna Hazare

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal will go to Ralegan Siddhi on Thursday to extend support to Anna Hazare, who is on indefinite hunger strike for passage of Jan Lokpal Bill in the Parliament. “We whole heartedly support Anna Hazare and are with him physically, emotionally and financially. On Thursday, I and Kumar Vishwas are going to Ralegan Siddhi. But, respecting his sentiment that he won’t share dais with any political leaders, we would be sitting among the audience,” Kejriwal said, while addressing a gathering of volunteers. BravingRead More

Anna Hazare to begin Hungers strike for Jan Lokpal bill today

Ralegan Siddhi: Social activist Anna Hazare will sit on an indefinite hunger strike at his native village Ralegan Siddhi from Tuesday to press for the passage of Jan Lokpal Bill during the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament. Accusing the Centre of betraying and backtracking from its promise on Jan Lokpal Bill, Hazare on Monday said that one of the major reasons for the drubbing the Congress got in the just-concluded elections to four states was its failure to get the Jan Lokpal Bill passed. “Congress betrayed the people who respondedRead More

Not using Anna’s name for campaigning: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Aam Admi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that his party was not misusing Anna Hazare’s name during the Delhi assembly poll campaign and charged that there was a conspiracy to mislead the social activist. “Anna said yesterday (Tuesday) that some people showed him posters with his photo being used for AAP. We told Anna that the posters were not real,” Kejriwal said. “We have challenged all the powerful people. There are so many vested interests which are working to malign us. More may come outRead More

Vidya Balan, Anna Hazare invited for Indian Independence Parade in US

New York: Bollywood actress Vidya Balan and anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare have been invited to take part in an annual Indian Independence day parade on August 18, considered one of the colourful events of New York. Joining the two at the event, dubbed as the largest Independence Day Parade outside of India, will be former Indian Chief of Army Staff Gen VK Singh and Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Baldwin Spencer, FIA (NY-NJ) president Sanjay Amin said. There will be marching bands and procession of 40 floats depicting IndianRead More

Anna to renew his movement in one month

Bidar: Social activist Anna Hazare said that he has decided to renew his movement against corruption in about one-and-a-half month. Addressing a public meeting here after receiving the “Basava Shree” award, he urged those wishing to join his anti corruption movement to SMS him on 99234/99235 upon which he would interact with them. He lauded 12th century social reformer Basaveshwara for striving to create a casteless society. Share +1 Tweet PinShares 0

Kejriwal wanted Anna to sacrifice his life for Lokpal movement: Agnivesh

New Delhi: Former Team Anna member Swami Agnivesh has said that social activist turned politician Arvind Kejriwal wanted Anna to die while holding his fast for strong Jan Lokpal bill. According to Agnivesh, Kejriwal was of the view that death of Gandhian Anna Hazare during the fast will hugely benefit their movement for strong anti-graft law. He made this revelation in an interview to a news channel. Agnivesh claimed that when he questioned Arvind, during Anna’s indefinite fast for Jan Lokpal bill in April 2011, that why he want septuagenarianRead More