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Friday, 9 December 2011

IAC vehicle rally to be held on Dec 11

The Mumbai chapter of India Against Corruption (IAC) has organised a vehicle rally from Dadar’s Shivaji Park to Azad Maidan on December 11 to support social activist Anna Hazare’s daylong fast in Delhi.

While Hazare will observe a one-day fast at Jantar Mantar, Delhi, his supporters in the city will also observe the token fast.

The vehicle rally will begin at 10.30am. It will start at Dadar and will snake through through BDD Chawl, Worli, Worli Naka, Haji Ali, Tardeo, Nana Chowk, JSS Road, Opera House, Metro before culminating at Azad Maidan. A registration desk has also been set up by the IAC at all railway stations to reach out to supporters.

“We have received support from all vehicle associations who will lend their vehicles for the rally. The vehicles will accommodate Lokpal supporters. This protest rally is being to organised to inform the government that if the Jan Lokpal Bill is not passed in the current parliamentary session, then there will be a bigger country-wide agitation,” said Mayank Gandhi, IAC’s Mumbai coordinator. Various cyclists and vehicle groups have lent their support to the event.

“Corruption is affecting our business and therefore all bus operators want the Lokpal to be instituted. We are therefore sending yellow school buses for the rally,” said Anil Garg, president, School Bus Owners’ Association.


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