Anna Hazare left for Mumbai from Ralegan Siddhi at 2pm amidst hundreds of cheering supporters. Supporters had come from across the country to escort Hazare to Mumbai.
Hazare spent the morning meditating by himself inside the Yadavbaba temple. The only people he met was the group of doctors who declared him fit after a check-up. In the afternoon, as Hazare prepared to leave, the entire village turned up to see him off. A few women broke down, while others jostled to shake hands with Hazare. Supporters raised slogans and waved the tri-colour as Anna walked to his jeep.
The activist spoke to the villagers for a few minutes before leaving for Mumbai. He stopped en route at Alandi, where he sought blessings at Sant Dnyaneshwar's shrine. He then continued on his journey and reached Mumbai later in the evening. Meanwhile, many residents of Ralegan Siddhi will observe a three-day hunger strike from Tuesday, sarpanch Jaysing Mapari said.