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On Day 8 of Hazare’s fast, support continued to pour in from across the country. Rallies and marches were held, even the film fraternity was not left untouched by the Anna wave.

india Updated: Aug 24, 2011 00:08 IST

Rajinikanth supports Anna

Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth extended support to Hazare's movement on Tuesday. His words of support came in the form of an email confirmation to the India Against Corruption (IAC).

“I am very happy that we have a very able and dedicated leader in Anna Hazare to lead us in this fight against corruption. I whole-heartedly support the India Against Corruption movement in their campaign to get Jan Lokpal Bill legislated in parliament,” read the statement.

Royals back Hazare

Lucknow: Around 20,000 members of the royal family of Awadh will not celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr in support of Anna Hazare, informed Sikoh Azad, general secretary of the erstwhile royal family of Awadh.

“Jan Lokpal Bill will change the plight of royal families and they will get pension in accordance with present day inflation," Azad said, adding only Rs 22,000 is being distributed among 1,260 families currently.

Students stage street play

Dhanbad: Students of the Indian School of Mines (ISM) here staged a street play in the city on Tuesday to show solidarity with Hazare. “We want to make people aware of the differences between the government Lokpal Bill and Hazare's Jan Lokpal Bill,” said Arpit Goel, an ISM student, who is acting in the play.

Assam shops down shutters

Guwahati: All shops and business establishments here downed their shutters on Tuesday. People came out in large numbers to express their support for Hazare, shouting slogans. A procession was also taken out.