Euphoric scenes were witnessed outside Tihar Jail as news spread about Anna Hazare accepting the Delhi Police’s offer for two weeks of hunger strike beginning later today at the Ramlila Maidan.
An announcement to this effect was also made by an associate of Hazare outside the Tihar jail, which was greeted with lusty cheers by scores of the Gandhian’s supporters.
“Anna has won. We will get Jan Lokpal Bill,” one of the protesters said.
Around 200 protesters who were waiting outside Tihar Jail applauded and showered flower petals to celebrate the development.
Minutes before the announcement, Kiran Bedi tweeted that Mr. Hazare had accepted the Delhi Police’s offer.
S. Kumar, a businessman, said, “I have brought 40 kg of rose petals to shower on Anna’s supporters who have gathered here. It is their victory. We are all happy that Anna will come out in the morning.”
Aakash, who runs an NGO in Vikaspuri, said, “I have come here along with 50 supporters. I am fasting with Anna too and when he is released in the morning, I will distribute sweets.”
“This is the victory of the people. We are all very happy that Anna will be allowed to move out. I will join him at Ramlila Maidan this afternoon,” said Manish Singh, a resident of Janakpuri.