Stating that its role was limited to ensuring conduct of free, fair and peaceful polls, the Election Commission today clarified it was not monitoring fund raising by Team Anna for its campaign against the Congress in the five poll-bound states.
Anna ki Rasoi, as it is officially known, once again opened shop for the protesters at the Ramlila Maidan. Volunteers claim that the Rasoi served close to 20,000 people on Tuesday. But ironically,
Many of Anna Hazare's supporters who were present at Ramlila Maidan during the mega protest in August did not turn up this time. The reasons varied from prior engagements to disagreement over the way the agitation is shaping up.
The arrangements at Ramlila Maidan were much better this time around when compared to the August protest.
India Against Corruption (IAC) campaigners are cashing in on his image and have put him on the same pedestal as Mahatma Gandhi.
Pitching in for the lokpal bill in Lok Sabha on Tuesday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shut the door on the demands to bring the CBI under the proposed body. The bill, he said, had tried to achieve a balance between independence and accountability.
In bleak December, Anna Hazare's 'August kranti' appears to be a thing of the past. A chill seems to have seeped into the country's ardour for the latest fast of the social activist.
Anna Hazare found himself on the wrong side of women activists and medical practitioners on Tuesday after using a colloquialism referring to childless women in his pitch for a strong lokpal bill.
As Mumbaikars began preparations for year-end vacation, anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare began his three-day fast at Bandra-Kurla Complex - a posh business hub of Mumbai - demanding that the Parliament adopt his version of Lokpal.
Did Mumbai give Anna Hazare the cold shoulder? Day One of the much-hyped protest by Anna Hazare and his followers, to press for acceptance of their version of the lokpal bill, at the city's Bandra-Kurla Complex saw conflicting claims about the turnout.
I had images fresh in my mind of Azad Maidan and Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan overflowing with people during social activist Anna Hazare’s fast in August, but when I reached the Bandra-Kurla Complex grounds, I realised that this time the turnout was far less.
The first day of social activist Anna Hazare’s scheduled three-day fast at the MMRDA ground in Bandra passed off peacefully on Tuesday, even as the police scaled down deployment of forces.
The Shiv Sena remained firm on its stand that it would oppose the Lokpal bill.
A taxi driver from Australia and a 13-year-old from city are among the many who have answered Hazare’s call to action.
Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday annoyed medical practitioners and women’s rights activists, who have called him sexist after he made a remark about childless women in his speech at the Bandra-Kurla Complex grounds.