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Sunday, 21 August 2011

Support for Hazare grows in UP, protest outside houses of MPs

Lucknow, Aug 21  More and more people have come out on streets in support of Anna Hazare with many taking out rallies, staging demonstrations outside houses of MPs, and observing fast in different parts of Uttar Pradesh.

Pro-Anna supporters staged dharna in front of the houses of their respective MPs demanding a written commitment in support of the Jan Lokpal Bill at various places in the state, sources said.

In Lucknow, people staged a dharna in front of Union Minister for Steel Beni Prasad Verma''s house at Gomti Nagar and Chowk residence of BJP MP Lalji Tandon.

In Kanpur, people staged dharnas in front of Union Minister of Coal Sriprakash Jaiswal house and ancestral residence of Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla.

Similarly, in Hathras pro-Anna supporters staged a dharna in front of Lok Dal MP Sarika Singh and submitted a memorandum on the issue of Jan Lokpal Bill.

School and college students sat on dharna at the GPO and Jhulelal Park here expressing solidarity with the Gandhian while social activists took out candlelight marches and rallies on two-wheelers raising impromptu slogans in his favour.

In Bahraich activists of India Against Corruption submitted a 15 foot long memorandum addressed to the President.

Pro-Anna stir were held in Mau and Ballia with people coming out on roads with national flags and raising anti-corruption slogans.

Similarly, people in Ballia started hunger strike in support of Anna Hazare and his campaign.


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