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Sunday, 21 August 2011

Uttar Pradesh traders join Anna is his crusade against corruption

Chandausi (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 21  With Anna Hazare's fast for a strong Lokpal Bill entering its sixth day today, the traders in Uttar Pradesh said that they would keep their shops open till late night to express solidarity with the veteran social activist.

Secretary of the Traders' Association in Chandausi city of Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad District, Agarwal S, said they are in favour of Hazare's fight and want to contribute to the movement in their own ways.

"We have kept our market opened for the last two days to show our support to Anna Hazare and to urge the government to pass the Lokpal Bill and we will continue to keep our shops open till it is agreed and passed in the Lok Sabha. We will continue to protest like this and will take forward this movement," he said.

The other traders here said that they would back Hazare for the cause for which he is fighting selflessly and would continue to do so till the Lokpal Bill is passed.

"Just like in countries abroad, the way of protesting is very different, we wanted to protest in a different way and worked on the foreign technique by working extra hours," said Vinay Agarwal, a trader.

In a bid to step up pressure on the government to break the impasse and enforce the Bill, Hazare earlier in the day appealed to his supporters to hold non-violent protests outside the residences of their local lawmakers across the country.

"I appeal to all the people of the country, please go and hold peaceful protests outside the residences of your local legislators and lawmakers. Everyone must agitate in front of the residence of the local lawmakers in their area and persuade them to pass the Lokpal Bill in the Parliament," said Hazare.

The 74-year-old social activist is on a fast protesting along with thousands of his supporters at New Delhi's Ramlila Maidan for a strong Lokpal Bill


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