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Anna Hazare to launch fast in New Delhi on April 5

Hazare, while addressing a public meeting at Kalidas auditorium last evening, appealed people to participate in 'jail bharo' agitation in protest of rising corruption and goondaism on April 12.

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Updated: Mar 23, 2011, 02:29 PM IST

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Social activist Anna Hazare said he Will sit on a fast on April 5 in Delhi for introduction of Lokpal Bill to check corruption.

Hazare, while addressing a public meeting at Kalidas auditorium last evening, appealed people to participate in 'jail bharo' agitation in protest of rising corruption and goondaism on April 12.

The anti-corruption crusader surprised many, especially in the background of his Gandhian ways of protest, when he said that his aims of uprooting corruption will never succeed on Mahatma's thinkings and people should adopt ways of Maratha king Shivaji.

Describing his April 5 fast as the "second battle for freedom," the social activist said that youths should come forward for the purpose.

He said people should undertake fast in front of the offices at gram panchayats, tehsils, collectorates and submit memorandum demanding passage of Lokpal Bill.

Describing his meeting with prime minister held in the first week of March as "without any results", Hazare said "If Lokpal bill is passed, we will be able to finish corruption and goondaism," Hazare said.

He said that he was awaiting government's response regarding Lokpal Bill till April 4 before going on fast the next day. 

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