Railway staff to join Anna Hazare agitation
Expressing solidarity with Anna Hazare's agitation for a stronger anti-corruption law, All India Railwaymen's Federation will hold a sit-in at Ramlila Grounds on Tuesday.delhi Updated: Aug 22, 2011 21:53 IST
Expressing solidarity with Anna Hazare's agitation for a stronger anti-corruption law, All India Railwaymen's Federation will hold a sit-in at Ramlila Grounds on Tuesday.
"We are supporting Anna Hazare's crusade against graft because we are also victims of graft. We are for a strong Lokpal," AIRF general secretary Shiv Gopal Mishra said.
"We will go to Ramlila Grounds tomorrow to meet Anna and sit at the protest site for sometime expressing solidarity with the ongoing movement," Mishra said.
AIRF, which claims to have 10.26 lakh railway employees as its members, has instructed all its zonal offices to organise lunch-hour meetings and coordinate with Hazare supporters to make it a successful anti-corruption campaign, he said.
However, Mishra ruled out disruption of rail service due to the Federation's support to the agitation.
"The support to Anna Hazare will no way affect the rail operation," he said adding "our youth wing is in the fore front of the agitation."
Besides the youth wing, RPF Staff Association, the affiliate organisation of the AIRF, is also supporting Anna Hazare agitation.