As support pours in from all quarters for veteran activist and Gandhian Anna Hazare's fast-unto-death campaign against corruption, Bollywood too has joined the chorus.
Actor Aamir Khan has written a letter to Mr Hazare and pledged his support to the cause.
Earlier in the day, Mr Hazare, in a five-point letter to the Prime Minister, explained why he is continuing with the hunger fast that the government has asked him to re-consider. Mr Hazare began his hunger strike on Tuesday, and says he will not eat or drink till the government proves its commitment to fighting corruption with a powerful new law - the Jan Lokpal Bill (Citizen's Ombudsman Bill). (What is Jan Lokpal Bill
) | (Why Anna Hazare opposes it
Mr Hazare is clear that his agenda is not just to push for the bill, but
to ensure that it is not drafted by the government alone - this, he
says, would be undemocratic and would allow politicians to provide far
too many loopholes to let themselves off the hook.
"I have just
sent a letter to the Prime Minister. I request the Prime Minister that
the Lokpal bill is the right of the public, it's not a favour to them.
You are sevaks, the people are the maaliks," the 72-year-old said.Here's the letter by Aamir Khan: