“For me, Anna Hazare is a like a second Gandhi,” said Anuradha, a fourth standard student here on Tuesday. Anuradha was among the many visually impaired students who took out a procession from their respective schools to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Chowk in support of Mr. Hazare.
The Gulbarga Bar Association staged a demonstration outside the High Court Circuit Bench here, urging the Union Government to accept Mr. Hazare's demands. The Hyderabad Karnataka Janapara Sangarsha Samiti and ‘Team Unity', an organisation of college students, organised a unique protest here in support of Anna Hazre by cleaning public toilets.
Bidar Staff Correspondent writes:
Janata Dal (Secular) members took out a procession here in support of Mr. Hazare from their party office to the Deputy Commissioner's office. They submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, addressed to the President.
JD(S) district unit president Shantling Savalagi said that the Union Government was unnecessarily delaying passing the Lokpal Bill.
Advocate Prabhurao Tarnalli said the huge number of people supporting Anna Hazare reflected the level of frustration among the people. “Those who are saying that Parliament is the only body that can make laws should realise that many laws passed by it have been set aside by the courts as unconstitutional. Secondly, all legislative committees take the help of consultants. Therefore, there is no logic to the argument that Parliament is supreme when it comes to making laws,” he said.
Members of the auto rickshaw drivers and owners union staged protests here in support of Mr. Hazare.
They took out a auto rally from Gumpa on Mannalli road and stopped outside the official residence of the Member of Parliament N Dharam Singh. They shouted slogans against the UPA government for failing to accept Mr. Hazare's demands.
Raichur Staff Correspondent writes:
Members of the district units of the Janata Dal (Secular), the Communist Party of India and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) jointly staged protests here on Tuesday in support of Mr. Hazare.
They later submitted a memorandum to him, addressed to the Prime Minister, urging him to accept Mr. Hazare's demands without delay.