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Anna's supporters hold candle light processions across India

Siliguri /Chennai , Wed, 24 Aug 2011 ANI

Siliguri /Chennai, Aug 24 (ANI): Supporters of veteran social activist Anna Hazare held candle light processions in different parts of India to show their solidarity for him.


Women belonging to Maheshwari Mahila Mandal (organisation) congregated for a candle light march in Siliguri.


"All of our members are present here. We have to root out corruption from the nation. We are all with Anna and are doing this with a lot of enthusiasm. Our entire women force is with us," said Purnima Agarwal, the president of the organisation.


Meanwhile, candle light procession was also held in Chennai.


People turned up in huge numbers and stood in the shape of the Indian map to show their solidarity with Hazare's movement for the enactment of a strong Ombudsman Bill.


Protesters hoped that their efforts would bear fruit soon and a Bill would be passed.


"It is the voice of 1000 million Indians, not only from India but from across the globe. In our daily lives we are coming across corruption in each and every turn. We want to give a stand into this. That is why we are supporting Anna Hazare's movement. The government should look into this as soon as possible. Tomorrow there will be a joint committee meeting which I think will be in the parliament. So we are looking for a very positive response from them," said Hardayal Singh, a protestor.


Meanwhile, hundreds of young people poured into the streets of Chennai and rose anti corruption slogans.


The protesters also expressed remorse for paying bribes, saying they had been too complacent, too lazy to stand in queues for services and would rather prefer to pay someone off or avoid a traffic ticket by paying off the police.


"We all want to eradicate corruption and want to help India to become a better place for our future generation. All of you please help us in eradicating corruption and supporting the Jan Lokpal bill (Public Ombudsman Bill)," said Vaishnavi, student supporter. (ANI)


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