Team Anna’s plans push to attract crowd

Posted on July 28, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized |

NAGPUR: As people still hesitant to join Team Anna’s protest this time, the the local organizers have begun making fresh efforts to attract crowds. More volunteers are being called upon for ‘Jan-Jagran’ initiative in which they will set out on city streets and persuade people to join protest.

Either because of approaching weekend or chipping in of yoga guru in the protest, Friday witnessed a larger participation in Anna Hazare’s agitation against corruption. As in the capital, Baba Ramdev proved to be a boon for local Team Anna and the crowd at RBI square was visibly more compared to the first couple of days. The India Against Corruption (IAC) coordinators want more people. "In the Jan-Jagran initiative, a team of 10 members will cover different areas of the city to create awareness about Jan-Lokpal Bill and its importance," informed IAC city coordinator Ajay Sanghi.

On the third day, the number of agitators sitting on indefinite hunger strike remained unchanged. A team of doctors from Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) visited the protestors for regular check-up. "All nine protestors were fine but physical problems may trouble them in a day or two. There is a chance of decrease in their sugar level and blood pressure," informed GMCH’s casualty in-charge Dr Dinanath Tarar.

The early part of the day was spent watching live happenings of Jantar-Mantar and news updates. The atmosphere in the evening turned tense as people came up on stage to give speeches against corrupt practices. "The present situation is far worse than we actually think it is. Corruption is prevailing in every walk of our lives. Even if we don’t gel with our neighbours belonging to different castes, it is because of the social discriminations created by political leaders," said social activist Umesh Chaubey.

IAC has also decided to organize a flag march at 6 pm everyday.

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