Social activist and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare’s hunger strike at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi entered its fourth day today.
According to Anna’s aide Datta Awari, the social activist has lost 4 kilograms. His blood pressure, however, is normal.
Meanwhile, residents of Anna Hazare’s village Ralegan Siddhi today replicated legendary actor Dharmendra’s protest atop a water tank in the iconic film “Sholay”, to support the social activist’s demands.
Anna Hazare has been on an indefinite hunger strike since March 23 to press for his demands, including the appointment of a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states. He is also demanding that the government ensure better Minimum Support Price for farmers’ agro produce to address the agrarian distr
A group of residents of Ralegan Siddhi, located in Parner tehsil of Ahmednagar district, climbed atop the water tank, and shouted slogans demanding that the government should accept Hazare’s demands.
Some protesters were carrying the national tricolour, and they threatened to jump off the tank if their demands were not accepted, an aide of the activist said.
Maharashtra minister Girish Mahajan today met Anna Hazare at Ramlila Maidan and discussed his demands.
Hazare’s 2011 agitation in Delhi had led to the passing of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act 2013, but the Centre is yet to appoint a Lokpal.
(With agency inputs)