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Take up Anna bill cause, residents tell Rao Inderjit

india Updated: Aug 22, 2011 00:29 IST
Sunil Thapliyal
Sunil Thapliyal
Hindustan Times
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As the entire country took to the streets in support of Anna Hazare, residents here took a step forward and asked their representative Rao Inderjit Singh, who is a Congress MP from Gurgaon Lok Sabha, to present the Jan Lokpal
Bill before the Parliamentary Standing Committee for due consideration on Monday.

Also, some residents have decided to go on a indefinite hunger strike from August 23 if Singh refuses to present the
Jan Lokpal Bill in the Lok Sabha.

Meanwhile, retired army colonel Sarvadaman Singh, began his indefinite hunger strike in Leisure Valley on Sunday in support of the anti-graft movement that has gripped the nation.

The city civil society — Gurgaon Morcha — wrote a letter to their MP on Sunday to address this issue. “As our representative in the Indian Parliament, we expect our MP to present the Jan Lokpal Bill before the Parliamentary Standing Committee. If a Congress MP from Bareilly can do it, why can’t our MP do the same,” Singh said.

At least 100 persons gathered at Leisure Valley grounds to support the campaign. They called off a relay hunger strike that was on for the past 3 days and held a discussion on how to eradicate corruption.

Social activist Anna Hazare got an overwhelming response from Gurgaon residents on Sunday. People have been organizing dharnas and candlelight vigils at public venues. In the latest show of solidarity, hundreds of residents gathered to show their support for this cause, Singh said.

People under the banner of Gurgaon Morcha have been organizing peaceful protests across the city. “Respecting the sentiments of Gurgaon residents, we hope our MP will keep our trust,” said Singh.

On the other hand, a group of youngsters staged street plays at MG Road on Sunday to generate awareness regarding the anti-corruption bill.

They also began a relay hunger strike as part of their campaign ‘fight against corruption (Gurgaon)’ that has been launched on a social networking website.