Hazare begins daylong fast

December 11th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Anna Hazare New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Anna Hazare Sunday morning began his daylong token fast from Jantar Mantar in the national capital to protest the ‘weak’ government version of the Lokpal bill.

Stating that he will not say much, Hazare raised slogans like “Bharat mata ki jai”, “Vande mataram” and “Inqilab zindabad” before starting the fast.

The activist reached the protest venue around 10.10 a.m. after paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at the Rajghat memorial, where he meditated for some 20 minutes.

Supporters had already gathered at the protest venue, waving the tri-colour and singing patriotic songs.

Team members Kiran Bedi, Manish Sisodia, Prashant Bhushan and Shanti Bhushan were seen on the stage with the activist.

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