Delhi takes out 'Maharally' supporting Hazare
Thousands of Delhiites today rallied behind Anna Hazare's campaign against corruption by thronging India Gate, from where they marched to Ramlila Maidan, where the Gandhian is on a fast demanding a strong lokpal.delhi Updated: Aug 21, 2011 19:24 IST
Thousands of Delhiites on Sunday rallied behind Anna Hazare's campaign against corruption by thronging India Gate, from where they marched to Ramlila Maidan, where the Gandhian is on a fast demanding a strong lokpal.
All roads led to India Gate, located in the centre of the national capital, as people converged at 5 PM for a 'Maharally' to Ramlila Maidan, shouting slogans supporting the 'Campaign Against Corruption'.
Slogans supporting Hazare and opposing the government's lokpal bill could be heard all along the way as people marched peacefully from India Gate via Tilak Marg, ITO to reach Ramlila Maidan.
Team Anna members Swami Agnivesh, Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi joined thousands of people at the India Gate and led the rally.
"I had a plan for Sunday. But once I heard about this rally, I decided to take part in this as I want to express my support to Hazare's campaign against corruption. This is the best way to tell the government that people are with Hazare," Anish Antony, a software professional, said.
Social networking sites like Facebook and Google Plus were abuzz with messages that a grand rally will be organised at India Gate this evening. The messages also asked people to come out in large numbers.
First Published: Aug 21, 2011 19:22 IST