Anna Hazare's sudden decision to end his fast and cancel the subsequent jail bharo agitation in Mumbai led to a vertical split in opinion at Ramlila Maidan on Wednesday.
There has been an intriguing change in the demography of the protesters at the Ramlila Maidan this time round. When Anna Hazare had flagged off his crusade in August this year, students and young professionals had thronged the Ramlila Maidan.
Day 2 of the three-day agitation at Ramlila Maidan against the government's version of the Lokpal bill was no different from the first day.
For the second time, efforts of India Against Corruption to court Muslims have failed squarely, with prominent organisations in Mumbai slamming the doors on it. Zia Haq reports. The minority angle
Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, the second-biggest ally in the UPA, has given last-minute jitters to the government on the lokpal bill by moving amendments. It had voted to pass the bill in Lok Sabha on Tuesday but now wants clauses related to setting up of lokayukta in states removed.
Embarrassed by the failure to get the constitutional amendment bill passed in the Lok Sabha, the Congress has served showcause notices to 13 of its members who played truant during Tuesday's voting. But the rebuke for letting down Rahul Gandhi's "game changer" is expected to be mild, given the UPA's razor thin majority in the Lok Sabha.
The collapse of a bill that sought to give constitutional status to lokpal triggered a bitter war between the Congress and the BJP on Wednesday. Digvijaya attacks BJP, Hazare
India's dozen-plus lokayuktas have been pushing for uniformity in the lokayukta legislation across states for more than a decade, a demand whose fate was sealed on Tuesday when several parties forced the government to amend the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill. States get their way
Disappointed by the low turnout on Day One, no stone was left unturned by India Against Corruption (IAC), Mumbai on Wednesday to increase the numbers at the MMRDA ground at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) on the second day of the agitation.
The Bombay high court on Wednesday dismissed a PIL which sought to declare Anna Hazare's ongoing fast as "illegal" and that he and his supporters be restrained from going ahead with "fill-the-jail" agitation.
With numbers stacked against government in Rajya Sabha for passage of Lokpal Bill, Team Anna member Kiran Bedi today said the legislation appeared headed for a joint session of Parliament as the Upper House may pass a version different from the one passed in Lok Sabha.
With Anna Hazare fasting at the MMRDA grounds for a strong anti-corruption ombudsman, a motley group in the city is also fasting to draw the state government's attention towards alleged corruption in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
Why have you delayed filing the public interest litigation until Anna Hazare's agitation has begun when it was announced a while back, the Bombay high court on Tuesday asked petitioner Mangleshwar Tripathi.
Nearly 100 volunteers began their fast with social activist Anna Hazare, as he began the three-day protest for his version of the lokpal bill.
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.