Anna supports 'Bharat bandh' against petrol price hike


Even as corruption and inflation have made life difficult for common man, the government's decision to hike petrol prices has only added fuel to fire, anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare said.

"My activists will support the 'Bharat Bandh' called by the BJP and Left parties on May 30 to protest petrol price hike," Hazare said while addressing a public meeting here on Thursday night.

He criticised the UPA government for burdening the common man with price hikes while they were celebrating their third anniversary of being in power.

"If the government does not pass the Jan Lokpal Bill, I will begin my fast unto death at New Delhi," he said.

When reporters quizzed him about his health and would be take up fasting during ill-health also, Hazare said, "I am totally fit."

The social worker urged the youth to participate in his fight against corruption. The youngsters brought about revolutionary changes in Vietnam, Indonesia and Japan.

The youth are coming together in the country to fight for a corruption-free India. The country is going ahead towards a new revolution by following the path of non-violence. Hazare has been on a month-long tour of the state on the Lokayukta Bill issue from May 1.

On Wednesday, the anti-corruption crusader underwent several medical tests at local hospitals here, after he complained of fatigue and weakness.


Am worried about the people

Am worried about the people who work on daily wages to feed their families. Am also worried for those, who sell their goods on their carts (hawkers) and with these earnings feed their family including babies & tiny tots. Organizers should identify (not much difficult process) them & arrange for them one day meals or equivalent cash to be given for purchasing the food.

Is there not any alternate method to focus the issue? Like, declare bundh from 9-00 to 9-30. All the people in their local areas come out on the road and stand for 30 minutes. No need of taking long procession or closing down the shops & offices for whole day but for 30 minutes. At 9-00 everybody should come out except old people & children and stand on the road of their locality. Similarly banks, private offices and government offices should stop work at 9-00 & come out of their offices and stand on the road to convey their concerns about petrol hike. At 9-30 all the people should go back to the office buildings & their work premises.

Except for this 30 minutes rest of the day will be normal. No damaging of city buses, private cars, shops and other business centers. Everybody will cooperate for half an hour and bandh will be total. No need of hiring people to join long procession, no need to pay the people for participating in the procession or bundh if any.

Hospitals will work normal. Ambulance and private vehicle carrying sick person or emergency visit to the hospital shall be allowed to pass during the specified bundh as an exemption. All the departures of BUS stations, Railway stations & Airports shall re-schedule the departures by 30 minutes delay so as to facilitate the planned travellers to reach the stations. All the arrivals will have to wait for the 30 minutes which is a little inconvenience but tolerable.

Better ideas for better India. Stop politics, vandalism, damages, stop burning private property and government assets. Stop destruction and killing the Indians whether it is a protester or police personnel.

Think about it.................pleeese.

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Bring down the Govt which

Bring down the Govt which resists JanLokpal,Promotes corruption, does not control inflation,
Protects interests of Black money holders,Exploits CBI, Bullys regional State Govt, Forgets
the Poor Aam Admi, and always remember what US/IMF/World bank needs like desh exploiting
FDIs, burdening Arm deals,

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