Hazare voted as Mumbai's 'Hero'
Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare was today chosen as the 'Hero of Mumbai' in a spot ballot held in Mumbai.mumbai Updated: Jan 26, 2012 23:43 IST
Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare was on Thursday chosen as the 'Hero of Mumbai' in a spot ballot held in Mumbai.
The voting which was open for all was held at the Gateway of India this evening.
The exercise known as 'Mumbai Ka Hero Kaun' was conducted by the Mumbai unit of India Against Corruption (IAC). A total of 5,181 votes were cast during three hours, IAC media coordinator Piyush Bhatia said.
Besides the 74-year-old activist, the voters had the option of choosing leaders like Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, MNS president Raj Thackeray and senior BJP leader L K Advani.
However, none of them came close to Hazare who garnered an impressive 4,241 votes, he added.
First Published: Jan 26, 2012 23:40 IST