Hazare visits Rajghat ahead of protest

Escorted by police and accompanied by a large number of people, Hazare reached the memorial from the back entrance at around 1:45 pm and remained there for about 20 minutes.

He came to Rajghat straight from Tihar Jail where he spent the past over 67 hours fasting.
The 73-year-old anti-corruption crusader bowed before the memorial after removing his Gandhi cap and shawl and paid floral tributes.

He did not go to India Gate as announced earlier.Supporters of Hazare were seen carrying the tri-colour on long wooden poles and aluminium rods as they entered Rajghat.

Delhi Police personnel deployed at Rajghat were seen asking the crowd gathered at the spot to take out the 'sticks' on which they were carrying the national flag.

"A senior police official has asked us to ensure big, long sticks are not taken inside the Rajghat. They are not allowed inside this premise," a police official said.

The supporters, however, happily agreed to the police directive and carried the flags in their hands.

The police personnel even did not allow small pieces of wood on which slogans were written.

"We wanted to carry the poles but the police did not us," Rahul Gupta, a businessman from Chandni Chowk said.

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