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Everybody loves Anna, rallies behind crusade

delhi Updated: Aug 25, 2011 00:19 IST
Rajat Arora
Rajat Arora
Hindustan Times
Anna Hazare

They are known for their catchy ad films, fiery motivational speeches and funny one-liners. But on Wednesday, they all reached Ramlila Ground for a common cause and with similar speeches.

Advertising guru Prahlad Kakkar, motivational speaker Shiv Khera and funny man of TV Raju Shrivastava flocked to Ramlila Ground to extend their support to Anna Hazare's fight against corruption and voiced support for an effective Jan Lokpal Bill.

Adman Prahlad Kakkar said Anna Hazare is not a brand, he is an icon and the fight for the Jan Lokpal Bill is a now or never affair. Addressing thousands of Anna's supporters at Ramlila Maidan, Kakkar said, "We are all here for a strong Jan Lokpal Bill. Anna has caught the

imagination of the people across the nation. He has struck a chord with people from all walks of life."

Motivational speaker Shiv Khera, who is also the author of the bestselling book 'You Can Win', said, "Corruption today is not speed money but extortion. The country is being ruled by the mafia. From water connection to birth certificate we have to pay bribe for everything. Citizens are afraid of their own government, police and the judiciary."

Stand-up comedian Raju Shrivastava said, "I have stopped laughing for the past nine days. We have to be serious some time in life. Anna hasn't eaten anything in the last nine days. He is fighting for all of us. I have come here from Mumbai to support his crusade for an effective Jan Lokpal Bill."