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Actor Vijay joins band of celebrity Anna supporters

DRUMMING UP SUPPORT: Actor Vijay addressing the anti-corruption protest rally on the Ramlila Grounds in New Delhi on Thursday. Anna Hazare is in the picture. Photo: Sandeep Saxena   | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena

Popular Tamil actor Vijay on Thursday joined a number of celebrities in expressing support to Anna Hazare’s fast for a strong Lokpal, saying the Gandhian’s stir has triggered a nationwide debate on uprooting corruption.

Mr. Vijay flew in from Chennai on Thursday morning and met Mr. Hazare at the Ramlila Maidan, the venue of his fast.

Saluting Mr. Hazare’s “will power”, Mr. Vijay said the way the movement is getting public support that too without any political background is praiseworthy.

“The movement has triggered a nationwide debate on uprooting corruption. I am very proud to be here as a Tamil. I pray for his good health,” he told Mr. Hazare’s supporters.

Mr. Vijay is the second celebrity from the south to express his support to Anna Hazare after Super Star Rajinikanth, who lent his support to the campaign on Tuesday.

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