Bhopal, Nov 2 (ANI): The anti-corruption movement has not only electrified the masses in India, but also drawn the attention of Bollywood stars like Hema Malini and veteran singer Asha Bhosle who extended their support for the cause led by social activists Anna Hazare and Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev.
Bollywood actors have been quite vocal about their views on a number of scams and corruption cases that have come to light in the past year.
"I am with everyone (anti-corruption crusaders), I support all those who are against corruption. It is necessary to root out corruption and they are not the only ones who should be working towards this cause but even you all have to be a part of it," Malini told the media here.
Meanwhile, Bhosle said everyone wanted a corruption free society and there was need to exert pressure on the people at the top to take adequate and stringent measures that would help to root out corruption from our country.
"The level of corruption has increased and it should not be there and none of us want it. It cannot be curbed and there is need to exert pressure on the top so that it can be rooted out," she added.
The 74-year-old social activist had staged an indefinite hunger strike against graft that he gave up on the 13th day on August 28 when the government agreed to deliberate the issues raised by him and his forum vis-?-vis the passage and enactment of the Lokpal Bill, a suggestion that has received unprecedented nationwide backing.
He even questioned the ruling government's intention to ensure a corruption-free India, as it had failed to introduce an effective ant-graft bill to combat corruption so far.
On Tuesday, Hazare said that he would fast again, ahead of the assembly polls that would take place in Uttar Pradesh next year, in case the Congress failed to approve his version of the anti-graft bill.(ANI)