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Eager residents choke expressway for Anna's glimpse

india Updated: Aug 29, 2011 00:47 IST
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As Anna Hazare ended his 12-day fast, the stage of his anti-corruption crusade shifted to Gurgaon's Medanta-The Medicity where a large number of his supporters throng to have a glimpse of the activist who is admitted here for recovery.

Hearing the news of Anna's arrival, scores of his followers made a beeline along the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, the route he took to enter the city. Many of them assembled outside the hospital at Rajiv Chowk in Sector 38, wearing the popular Anna cap and waving tri-colours.

It took about 30 minutes for the 74-year-old activist to enter the hospital from its main gate as his followers disrupted his way in order to have his glimpse.

Anna arrived here in a Toyota Innova car along with Dr Naresh Trehan, the founder of Medanta-The Medicity. Team Anna's key members Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia also accompanied him to the hospital.

About 11.30 am, when Hazare's convoy reached the toll plaza, supporters blocked the road and police had to ask the Expressway authorities to spare a dedicated lane for Anna's cavalcade.

Anna's convoy was also stopped at Iffco Chowk and at exit number 10 near Rajiv chowk before it reached hospital around noon amid shouting of patriotic slogans by his supporters.