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Hundreds give up fast in Bangalore after Hazare ends protest

india Updated: Apr 09, 2011 12:35 IST

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Hundreds of citizens who had been fasting at the Freedom Park in Bangalore pledging their support to anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare called off their fast.

Moments after Hazare ended his four-day old indefinite fast in the wake of government setting up a 10-member panel to draft the Lokpal legislation to curb corruption, those fasting in Bangalore turned jubilant.

They welcomed the government's decision and hailed it as a victory for people.

Several representatives from information technology sector, including HRD, Head of Infosys Mohandas Pai visited the Park today and supported the movement against corruption.

"As a citizen I have come here to support the war against corruption. This war should continue", Pai said.

"Time has come after 60 years that we should not tolerate corruption. India has become most corrupt. Karnataka has become the most corrupt state", Pai said.

When his attention was drawn to the support declared to Hazare by Karnataka Chief Minister, B S Yeddyurappa, who himself faced corruption allegations, Pai demanded that the BJP government amend the Lokayukta Act to grant more powers to the institution of Lokayukta.