Electronics City fully charged

While the nation witnessed anxious moments through the day on Tuesday, the fervour in Electronics City was no less.

At least a 1,000 IT employees and students from educational institutions joined the battle against corruption. Staging a demonstration with former Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde, the IT hub displayed placards which read “Do not have anything under the table except for your shoes,” while raising the slogan, “Anna Hazare, hum tumhare saath hai!”

The IT employees took a two-hour break and skipped their meals to lend their support to Hazare.

As prominent corporate honchos and civil society leaders spoke, the crowd waited for no cue to voice opinions on the State’s tyranny against the crusaders fighting for a stronger Jan Lokpal Bill.

On stage, the loudest response was given to Hegde who said: “The Government has arrested Anna Hazare  well before he defied the orders of the police. Because it is scared. Scared of losing power.”

15,000 postings

When Raghunandan, a former IAS officer, set up an online portal, ipaidabribe.com a year ago, he never expected 15,000 people writing their stories on the portal a day ago.

And more  so, when a strong crowd of more than 1,000 IT employees and students expressed their solidarity with him at Electronics City, Phase I. While trying to draw more volunteers for the struggle, Raghunandan appealed to the people to desist from paying or receiving  bribe.

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