Unlike first four days, weekend brings crowd to Jantar Mantar

Unlike first four days, weekend brings crowd to Jantar Mantar

It gives a new lease of life to anti-corruption movement

With social activist Anna Hazare joining his close aides in their indefinite fast, thousands turned up at Jantar Mantar to support the anti-corruption movement. 

Unlike the response that the Team Anna members recieved till Saturday, people across age bracket flocked to the venue, giving a new lease of life to the movement.

“I have been coming for the last four days, but I am happy to see the crowd today. It shows the kind of connect Anna Hazare has with countrymen. Now it is the responsibility of the youth to take the charge,” said an elderly resident of Rohini, Pramod Khullar. 

Crowd kept building as the day progressed. Several families, college students and senior citizens thronged the venue. 

“Last year, I was not in Delhi when Anna Hazare held his fast at Ramilial Maidan. This time, I didn’t want to miss out on being a part of the historic movement,” said Sachin Mudgill, a software professional. 

“Therefore, I took my family along. I want my kids to witness the moment,” added Mudgill, a Gurgaon-resident.

People kept visiting and leaving the venue in hordes since Hazare stepped in with his fast.

Around 10,000 people were at the venue throughout the day. 

The India Against Corruption members claimed the total turnout through the day was over one lakh. 

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