Gurgaon stands firm with Hazare
Social activist Anna Hazare got an overwhelming response from Gurgaon residents on Saturday. Thousands of residents celebrated his victory by hosting discussions on anti-corruption measures.india Updated: Apr 09, 2011 23:29 IST
Social activist Anna Hazare got an overwhelming response from Gurgaon residents on Saturday. Thousands of residents celebrated his victory by hosting discussions on anti-corruption measures. A day earlier, they had organised dharnas and candlelight vigils at public venues.
In the latest show of solidarity, hundreds of residents gathered in front of the Mini Secretariat and lit candles. Some even danced.
Traffic on city roads and the expressway was unaffected on Friday evening when the Centre agreed to Hazare's demands.
At least another hundred residents gathered at Leisure Valley grounds on Saturday morning to support the anti-corruption campaign. They called off a hunger strike simultaneously with Hazare, and held a discussion on how to eradicate corruption, especially in the Haryana government.
"We have also written a letter of appreciation to the Prime Minister. We asked him to solve the matter in the monsoon session," said RS Rathee, president, Gurgaon Citizens' Council.
"We salute (Hazare). We are celebrating by lighting candles in front of the office of the highest authority here," said Raman Sharma, president, Progressive Gurgaon Forum.