Flex board put up to gather signatures on M.G. Road, candlelight vigil held
A protest rally, signature campaign, and a motorcycle rally were held in the city in support of Anna Hazare on Tuesday.
The members of Akhila Bharata Karmika Sangh, who have been on fast from Monday, marched from Kavoor to the Gandhi Park, which is in front of the Town Hall.
“We want to continue our fast till Mr. Hazare does it,” said convenor of the Sangh Ganesh Bhat.
He and general secretary Sudatta Jain were leading the march. Around 10 members of the Sangh marched, others accompanied on their motorcycles.
“We just want to tire ourselves and force the government to accept the demand of Mr. Hazare,” Mr. Jain said. This was the third time that the activists of the Sangh had gone on fast, he added.
At the Gandhivana, the authorities denied activists the permission to sit inside the park as they did not have the clearance of the Mangalore City Police. They then sat on the pavement adjoining the Gandhivana. Near the T.M.A. Pai Convention centre, the Indian Dental Association's Dakshina Kannada district unit had placed a huge white flex board to gather signatures of people supporting Mr. Hazare's campaign for an effective Lokpal Bill. Shuban Alva, district unit president said people could come to place their signatures on the flex, which would be in place till August 27. The members of the association later took out a candlelight vigil .
The activists of Janata Dal (Secular), Communist Party of India (Marxist) and other Communist party workers lodged their protest near the office of the Deputy Commissioner. The protest was a part of nation-wide protest call given by the parties of third front. The Book House Friends Association members organised a motorcycle rally from Bunts Hostel Circle to the office of the Deputy Commissioner. Members of Savita Samaja and Karnataka Rakshana Vedike held demonstrations at the same venue.