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Team Anna ends fast at Jantar Mantar

Aug 03, 2012
19:04 (IST)
How Team Anna says it's party will differ
On the 10th day of his hunger strike, and just before he ended it, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal  announced that the anti-corruption activists would float a political party and take their campaign to Parliament. Mr  Kejriwal enumerated how this party would differ from other political parties:
Aug 03, 2012
18:37 (IST)
After 10 days Team Anna breaks fast
Anna Hazare and his aides Arvind Kejriwal, Gopal Rai and Manish Sisodia ended their hunger strike at Jantar Mantar today. Anna had been fasting since Sunday while the three members of his team had been fasting for 10 days.
Aug 03, 2012
18:27 (IST)
PTI reports - Lokpal bill is not on the agenda for the Monsoon Session of Parliament
Aug 03, 2012
18:26 (IST)
Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav says, "No one amongst then can win elections. It will be a miracle if a few get away with their deposits intact. Keep adding zero to zeros, you will still get a zero. If they form a party, it will break their myth among the people."
Aug 03, 2012
18:18 (IST)
Anna Hazare speaks at Jantar Mantar before breaking his fast
  • We will keep fighting. Change is needed.
  • I won't fight elections, but I am ready to support... I have decided this now.
  • Corruption is making prices rise. I have full faith that if Jan Lokpal is passed then corruption will decrease.
  •  The people are the masters of this nation. The power should be in hands of the master. That is what I want.
  • Lots of people said if you want to do all this, you can fight elections.  So Arvind ji's announcement is inline with that.
  • Right to reject, and other such laws  should be brought in.
  • What do those who are in  power know of corruption  and the plight of the common man?
  • How will you know what the reality is when you're sitting in an AC office all day? Our demand is for them to get Lokpal.
  • We've  took this road because our well-wishers appealed for us to stop and find alternatives. 
Aug 03, 2012
17:58 (IST)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today hailed Team Anna's intention to provide a political alternative by joining electoral politics. "I welcome the intention of Team Anna to launch a political party," Mr Kumar told reporters in Patna.
     
"Every one is free to take a decision to launch political party. There is no need for further comment. I welcome it,"he said.

Aug 03, 2012
17:51 (IST)
"I believe India will change in the next three years"
Arvind Kejriwal asks people for their suggestions for the name of the new political party. He also asks people to suggest how they can ensure than once elected, the representatives will not become corrupt. "We want your suggestions? Please tell us what you think. What kind of change does the country need?, " he asks the crowd.

He also says, "If you think Congress can give this nation a future, then well and good. If not, then leave it and join this movement. If you think BJP, SP and all the others can't give this country a future, then leave your parties and join this patriotic movement. How will we fight elections?  Where will this money come from? We don't need money when the people are with us."

Aug 03, 2012
17:46 (IST)
Team Anna to form political party, confirms Arvind Kejriwal
 Anna has not eaten since Sunday; his aides like Arvind Kejriwal have been fasting for twice as long and their health has been a cause of concern. Visibly weak, Mr Kejriwal sat on a chair to address the crowd, and hinted that the group is ready to morph into a political party. "This party will not be like others... the public will decide our agenda. We don't want to win elections... we want to challenge the existing parties. The donations we receive will be posted on our website... this will dare the others to follow," he said.
Aug 03, 2012
17:41 (IST)
NEWS UPDATE
Team Anna to form a political party confirms Arvind Kejriwal
Aug 03, 2012
17:31 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal speaks at Jantar Mantar
  • I thank god for having given us direction.
  • I congratulate all of you, I will not thank you, this is after all  your agitation.
  • I thank the media - all our friends in the media are also part of the agitation.
  • One of the phases of this agitation is over.
  • This was my first hunger strike - I got to know for the first time what hunger is.
  • I felt the pain of the millions of farmers who go to bed hungry in India.
  • This movement started with our demand for Janlokpal - millions were out on the streets.
  • The government lost successive  elections in states but refused to pass the bill.
  • We questioned ourselves why? And we realised there were 15 corrupt ministers; the cabinet needed to be cleansed
  • This movement is moving towards a complete revolution - this has moved forward from being a  movement merely to get the JanLokpal.
  • This government is not moved by hunger strike - this government needs to be uprooted; the system needs to  to be cleansed.
  • Now we will take this agitation from the streets to the Parliament.
  • The objective is not to win elections
  • People will choose their candidates; it will not be a party where candidates are chosen by a high command in an AC room.
  • We have to challenge the establishment, challenge the political parties.
  • We will declare whatever money we raise on our website - we challenge other parties to do the same.
Aug 03, 2012
17:12 (IST)
General VK Singh speaking at Jantar Mantar
  • For the past 16 months, there has been a people's movement against corruption  under Anna
  • We appealed to Anna because he has to fight a greater battle - to change the politics of India.
  • He must bring the true form of democracy to the people.
  • I am thankful that  Anna heeded to our appeal.
  • Corruption is a problem, price rise is affecting common man, it seems that the governance has finished and we have become directionless.
  • Inequities in society is rising. The gap between the rich and poor is increasing. The minorities, the backward classes - remain  where they were. There can be development only if you remove corruption.
  • When there is a calamity, we call in the army. Is this an Army of outsiders? They are people drawn from within you  who deliver.  In the Army, everyone is a soldier irrespective of caste, creed or religion.
  • Remain united. People will try and divide you. Do not let them succeed.
     

Aug 03, 2012
17:02 (IST)
Anna on stage with former Army chief Gen VK Singh
Aug 03, 2012
17:00 (IST)
NEWS UPDATE
Team Anna to end fast anytime now
Aug 03, 2012
16:23 (IST)
Justice Santosh Hegde: Anna doesn't want to join politics himself. He may exercise right to support a candidate.
Aug 03, 2012
16:04 (IST)


Volunteers prepare meal for protesters and activists at Jantar Mantar.
Aug 03, 2012
14:36 (IST)


Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal at Jantar Mantar
Aug 03, 2012
12:57 (IST)
If Anna seeks support, we will help: Gadkari to NDTV

In an NDTV exclusive, BJP President Nitin Gadkari says that his party will support anyone who is against graft, whether it's Anna Hazare or Baba Ramdev.

Aug 03, 2012
12:47 (IST)
BJP President Nitin Gadkari tells NDTV that his party will support Anna if he seeks support.
Aug 03, 2012
10:10 (IST)
Supporters divided over Team Anna's move to politics? Video: NDTV.com
Watch Supporters divided over Team Anna's move to politics? Video on NDTV.com. Team Anna has asked for feedback from its supporters on whether they should launch a 'political alternative', leading to mixed reactions.
Aug 02, 2012
22:07 (IST)
Team Anna to contest 2014? Referendum launched, fast ends today
Surrounded by thousands of supporters at Delhi's Jantar Mantar, activist Anna Hazare, still on a hunger strike and his right wrist full of raakhis, made two important announcements on Thursday. He said his aides want feedback within 48 hours on whether they should form a political party. He also said that their fast will end today at 5 pm.
Aug 02, 2012
22:06 (IST)
Team Anna in politics: Game-changer or mis-step?

Will Team Anna in an out and out political avatar be acceptable to the people of our country? We debate.

Aug 02, 2012
17:33 (IST)
Kiran Bedi now addressing the crowds at Jantar Mantar
Aug 02, 2012
17:27 (IST)

Aug 02, 2012
16:58 (IST)
Forming a "typical" political party like Congress or BJP is not on cards: Team Anna's Mayank Gandhi to NDTV
Aug 02, 2012
16:23 (IST)
Will Team Anna for a party? BJP's reaction

  • This option is open to everyone in democracy.
  • We welcome all democratic steps.
  • The government has always tried to quash any movement by jailing Anna or the lathi charge on Baba Ramdev.
Aug 02, 2012
16:09 (IST)
Reactions to Team Anna possibly joining politics
Ambika Soni: Everyone in public life has right to join politics
Aug 02, 2012
16:09 (IST)
Team Anna asks if it should enter politics; fast ends tomorrow evening
Anna Hazare said today that he will not enter politics but "will fight from outside." Hinting that his aides may enter active politics, he said "There is nothing wrong with forming a party...we need to provide an alternative to the people."
Aug 02, 2012
16:00 (IST)
NEWS UPDATE
Anna to call off fast at 5 pm tomorrow
Aug 02, 2012
16:00 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal speaks at Jantar Mantar
There is a concern that the people who go into power will become corrupt. JP movement went very well but Lalu was a part of that movement. The people who go into power shouldn't become corrupt, what is the solution? We want the people's suggestions on that.

We don't have any links to any party; don't want Congress to go and we should come into power. We want a change in the establishment, not just in power.

Aug 02, 2012
15:42 (IST)
Read Prominent citizens urge Anna to form political party
Statement and Appeal by Concerned Citizens
Aug 02, 2012
15:16 (IST)
Army's ex-chief VK Singh, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ask Anna Hazare to end fast
On the festival of Raakhi, thousands in Delhi used the holiday to attend activist Anna Hazare's camp in Delhi, where the 75-year-old and his aides are on an indefinite hunger strike against corruption. Actor Anupam Kher addressed the crowd. "You are not in uniform...but every single one of you here is a soldier against corruption," he said.
Aug 02, 2012
14:06 (IST)
Should Team Anna end fast?
Actor Anupam Kher, spiritual leader Sri sri Ravi Shankar and former Army Chief General VK Singh have asked Team Anna to end fast.
Aug 02, 2012
13:04 (IST)
NDTV's Kashish reports Anupam Kher's appeal to end fast was signed by Former CEC J Lyngdoh, former Army chief Gen VK Singh,  former Navy chief Admiral Tahliani, Justice Santosh Hegde, Kuldip Nayar and Yogendra Yadav.
Aug 02, 2012
12:41 (IST)
Pune blasts: Team Anna activists asked to move
In Pune, supporters of activist Anna Hazare have been asked to cancel their protest. Their demonstration was being held near the Balgandharva theatre, one of the places where four bombs exploded last night in a span of 40 minutes on the city's busy Jangli Maharaj Road.
Aug 02, 2012
12:37 (IST)
Anupam Kher addresses the crowd at Jantar Mantar: Today all those present here are soldiers without uniform... recites a Hindi couplet (himmat karne walon ki kabhi haar nahin hoti...)
Aug 02, 2012
12:24 (IST)
Anupam Kher was at Jantar Mantar

Actors Anupam Kher, Archana Puran Singh and Parmeet Sethi were at Jantar Mantar to join the Team Anna protest.
Aug 02, 2012
09:23 (IST)
Hunger strike enters ninth day, what next for Team Anna?
It's the ninth day of the hunger strike by members of Team Anna at the capital's Jantar Mantar, and the big worry for them at this point is that there has been no effort by the government to engage with them so far.
Aug 01, 2012
11:56 (IST)
Team Anna's health won't prompt offers from government: Sources | NDTV.com
This time around, the government has decided that it will make no assurances or offers in exchange for Anna ending his hunger strike. The government's stark attitude towards Anna and his team is at least partly provoked by the activists' blacklisting of the Prime Minister and 14 senior ministers. 
Aug 01, 2012
02:03 (IST)
Anna and the media: From compatriots to antagonists? Video: NDTV.com
On The Buck Stops Here, we turn the lens on the relationship between Anna Hazare and the media. We discuss the change that has been witnessed in the coverage by the media from last year to this year.
Jul 31, 2012
18:16 (IST)
Anna thanks the media, says if media wouldn't have been with us, the movement would not have been a success.
Jul 31, 2012
18:14 (IST)
Supreme Court lawyer and Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan slams the aviation ministry over the Air India crisis and losses.
Jul 31, 2012
17:23 (IST)
Health of fasting Team Anna members will not pressure us: Government sources
Activist Anna Hazare, 75, is in on the third day of his hunger strike against corruption at Delhi's Jantar Mantar. The government says that it's upto his supporters to convince him to end his fast. "Those that gave permission for the camp at Jantar Mantar will decide how to deal with issues like deteriorating health," said government sources, who also ruled out any backroom discussions with Anna and his aides.
Jul 31, 2012
15:12 (IST)
Anna apologises for mistreatment of media, warns he won't tolerate a repeat
Activist Anna Hazare has apologised after crowds at his protest camp got aggressive with media crews covering 75-year-old Anna's hunger strike. "If there is any more misbehaviour, I will end my andolan (movement) right here," Anna said on stage this morning.
Jul 31, 2012
15:10 (IST)
NEWS UPDATE
Government sources to NDTV:
  • Standard procedures followed when agitators' health is in danger
  • We have replied to Anna; shown our commitment to Lokpal
  • Team Anna making unreasonable demands, allegations
  • We are concerned about anyone's health; but won't be pushed into a corner

Jul 30, 2012
21:48 (IST)
Should the government negotiate with Team Anna?
After the Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy said there's no point in trying to negotiate with Team Anna, we discuss the road ahead to end the impasse.
Jul 30, 2012
21:22 (IST)


Anna Hazare addresses rally at Jantar Mantar on Monday. He has alleged that the government has gone back on its words to reintroduce Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha.
Jul 30, 2012
20:34 (IST)
Team Anna member Shanti Bhushan has alleged that the news channels are manipulating footage to show lack of crowd at Jantar Mantar. He claimed, "Media channels record footage early in the morning when crowd is less, and run it through the day."
Jul 30, 2012
20:22 (IST)

Addressing the rally at Jantar Mantar, Anna Hazare slammed government representatives. He criticised MoS PMO V Narayanasamy for calling the agitation a 'drama'. Mr Hazare said:

  • I haven't lost my hair because of the sun. He is a liar, and I dare him to come here and say this.
  • If Mr Khurshid follows roza then his belief is with Koran. Mine is with Geeta. We both will swear by our beliefs.
  • You are all liars. You have been lying from the start. You, who run the government, are liars.
  • You can't fool the public. Mr Narayanasamy sent me a letter saying that we are ready to bring your Lokpal Bill. But he changed his tracks when I asked whether our bill would be reintroduced.
Jul 30, 2012
20:11 (IST)
Anna Hazare delivers huge crowd, Narendra Modi on agenda
Delhi woke up to a Monday without any electricity. Metro trains weren't running, so commuters hit the roads, where traffic lights weren't working because of a massive power outage across North India. At 9 am, attendance was sparse at activist Anna Hazare's protest camp in the capital.
Jul 30, 2012
20:10 (IST)
On day two of his fast Anna Haare's health has shown no signs of deterioration. The medical bulletin issued in the evening said his blood pressure and pulse are normal and blood sugar level is also stable. Health of Mr Hazare's other team members - Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai, who have been on fast for the past six days now - are also stable, says the medical bulletin.
Jul 30, 2012
19:39 (IST)

Anna Hazare addresses rally at Jantar Mantar. Here are the highlights of his speech:

  • Nobody should tolerate injustice
  • I didn't have the height, weight to join the defence forces but I was still sent
  • I chose not to get married
  • I chose to have a big family instead of having a small family
  • Having a small family involves many conflicts; it always boils down to 'this is mine, that is mine'.  Everything becomes a matter of 'MINE'.
  • It's been 35 years since I have gone home.
  • I don't have any health issues, no BP, no cholesterol. I'm enjoying myself and working for this country.
Jul 30, 2012
17:34 (IST)
Anna Hazare on day two of his hunger strike at Jantar Mantar

Jul 30, 2012
17:29 (IST)
NDTV's Kashish says around 5000 people have gathered at Jantar Mantar today in support of Anna.






Jul 30, 2012
17:28 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal speaks at Jantar Mantar, targeting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. He says about Mr Modi, "People talk of him as mantle of development. But do you see a future from him?"
Jul 30, 2012
15:30 (IST)
Anna Hazare trumps power crisis, draws large crowd at protest camp | NDTV.com
Delhi woke up to a Monday without any electricity. Metro trains weren't running, so commuters hit the roads, where traffic lights weren't working because of a massive power outage across North India. At 9 am, attendance was sparse at activist Anna Hazare's protest camp in the capital.
Jul 29, 2012
21:38 (IST)
Don't make provocative speeches, Delhi Police tells Team Anna
Delhi Police today "requested" Team Anna to ensure that speakers at their protest site refrain from making "provocative" speeches so that the law and order situation in the capital is not disturbed.
Jul 29, 2012
20:09 (IST)
Team Anna supporters march to India Gate from Jantar Mantar
Team Anna supporters today marched to India Gate from their protest venue at Jantar Mantar here in support of Anna Hazare's indefinite fast for a strong Lokpal Bill. Waving the tricolour and shouting slogans, protesters led by Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan, marched this evening from Jantar Mantar, where Hazare and his close aides were on fast, to the war memorial.
Jul 29, 2012
19:34 (IST)
Bollywood actor Anupam Kher flagging off a car and bike rally in support of Anna Hazare at Andheri station, in Mumbai


Jul 29, 2012
17:38 (IST)
Six to eight thousand people accumulate for Anna's fast
Unlike the lacklustre response in the last four days, there was an impressive show at Jantar Mantar today.
Jul 29, 2012
16:53 (IST)
The crowd builds up at Jantar Mantar
Jul 29, 2012
15:54 (IST)
NDTV's Neha Khanna says six to eight thousand people have assembled today at Jantar Mantar. However, would they be able to sustain it in the coming days is the big question.
Jul 29, 2012
15:18 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal, who has been on a hunger strike since July 25, speaks at Jantar Mantar
Jul 29, 2012
14:59 (IST)
A supporter of Anna Hazare wearing a 'I am Anna' badge at Jantar Mantar

Jul 29, 2012
14:35 (IST)
Team Anna supporters protest outside Chidambaram's house in Chennai | NDTV.com
More than 70 supporters of Team Anna were today detained when they staged a demonstration outside the residence of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram in Chennai.
Jul 29, 2012
13:59 (IST)
Anna Hazare on stage at Jantar Mantar after he began his hunger strike today
Jul 29, 2012
13:43 (IST)
Anna Hazare says protest outside PM's house due to people's anger | NDTV.com
Anna Hazare has justified the protest by his supporters outside Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's official residence yesterday as a reaction by the people who were angry at the government.
Jul 29, 2012
13:35 (IST)
Anna Hazare begins fast for Lokpal Bill, draws big crowd | NDTV.com
Ignoring appeals from his team and doctors, activist Anna Hazare began his indefinite fast today and was greeted by a much larger crowd than what has been witnessed in the past four days. Around five to six thousand people turned up at Jantar Mantar today.
Jul 29, 2012
13:25 (IST)
Jul 29, 2012
12:39 (IST)
"Till the Lokpal Bill is passed, the people of the country will not let me die," says Anna Hazare
Jul 29, 2012
12:20 (IST)


There are 5000 to 6000 people at Anna Hazare's Jantar Mantar rally right now. That is better attendance than seen at any point in the last four days. What brought Delhi out today? A pleasant Sunday? Or the fact that Anna Hazare begins his fast today?
Jul 29, 2012
12:03 (IST)
With Anna fasting, the crowd swells at Jantar Mantar. NDTV's Neha Khanna reports a few thousands have reached the camp in support of Team Anna.
Jul 29, 2012
10:16 (IST)
Anna Hazare begins fast at Jantar Mantar | NDTV.com
Ignoring appeals from his team and doctors, activist Anna Hazare began his indefinite fast today. He joined members from his team, who have been on fast since July 25 at the capital's Jantar Mantar.
Jul 29, 2012
09:59 (IST)
Activist Anna Hazare has begun his hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Mr Hazare has said he will fast till a strong Lokpal Bill is passed in Parliament.
Jul 29, 2012
09:41 (IST)
Crowd at Jantar Mantar. Will Anna Hazare's fast be able to draw in the numbers?
Jul 29, 2012
09:06 (IST)
Weekend sees better turnout at Team Anna fast; Hazare to join hunger strike today | NDTV.com
The weekend provided some much-needed respite for Team Anna as moderate crowds turned up at their indefinite fast on Saturday. Meanwhile, Anna Hazare is all geared up to join the hunger strike today.
Jul 29, 2012
09:05 (IST)
Not concerned about poor turnout: Anna to NDTV Video: NDTV.com
Watch Not concerned about poor turnout: Anna to NDTV Video on NDTV.com. Anna Hazare tells NDTV in an exclusive interview that he is not worried about the dwindling number of supporters at his protests.
Jul 26, 2012
19:03 (IST)
Reports coming in that Team Anna aide Arvind Kejriwal, who is fasting at Jantar Mantar has fallen ill. Reports say his blood sugar level has fallen.
Jul 26, 2012
17:47 (IST)
Team Anna members lathicharged for attempting to stop Sonia Gandhi's convoy
Members of Team Anna, who were protesting near the venue where Congress President Sonia Gandhi was laying the foundation of a road project, were lathicharged in Rae Bareli after they tried to stop her motorcade.
Jul 26, 2012
13:47 (IST)
Congratulate Pranab Mukherjee for becoming first citizen, says Anna Hazare
Anna Hazare, who is based for now at a protest camp at Delhi's Jantar Mantar, has wished Pranab Mukherjee for becoming the President of India. Mr Mukherjee, who quit as Finance Minister last month, was sworn in as India's 13th president yesterday.
Jul 26, 2012
00:03 (IST)
The return of Anna: Do his fasts still make an impact?
As Anna Hazare and his team of activists return to Jantar Mantar in Delhi to launch yet another indefinite hunger strike to demand for a strong Lokpal bill and probe on corrupt ministers, we discuss whether the wave of anti-corruption movement in India has lost its steam.
Jul 25, 2012
18:27 (IST)
Anna Hazare addresses the gathering at Jantar Mantar

Jul 25, 2012
18:17 (IST)
Kejriwal on  Chidambaram

  • In 2G scam, he headed the GOM which decided the pricing of spectrum
  • The fattest file we have is on him, docus that show that he agreed on pricing with raja
  • When an officer wrote against the pittance it was being sold at, Raja conplained to Chidambaram
  • Chidambaram called officer from London and was asked to withdraw the letter and write a new one and explain why you defied
  • So how can the CBI investigate him if he is the Home Minister? He has the power to transfer them all.

Kejriwal on Vir Bhadra Singh

  • An FIR against Virbhadra Singh in 2005 in chit scam, but even under the BJP it wasn't investigated. So all political parties hand in hand with each other.
  • We sent evidence  to the PM and Sonia Gandhi- they said there was no concrete evidence.  But the Shimla Court asked for an investigation and he had to resign.


Kejriwal on Kapil Sibal

  • He's also favouring Reliance, needed to penalise them for 650cr but only did for 5cr

Jul 25, 2012
17:28 (IST)
Pranab Mukherjee could never have been President if Lokpal Bill was passed: Arvind Kejriwal
Constitutionally he (Pranab Mukherjee) can't be investigated now. They refused to get it investigated when we asked them to get three retired Supreme Court judges to do it.

Jul 25, 2012
17:22 (IST)

In next 3 days we will give evidence of corruption of all 15 ministers, says Arvind Kejriwal.

Jul 25, 2012
17:19 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal speaks at Jantar Mantar

"15 of the 24 ministers in the Manmohan Singh Government are so corrupt that if the Lokpal bill is passed they will be in jail. There are many rakshas (monsters) looting the nation but the CBI has been unable to send them to jail," he added saying no party was serious about passing the Lokpal bill.
Jul 25, 2012
17:02 (IST)

Arvind Kejriwal: The government will be happy if we die

Jul 25, 2012
16:24 (IST)
Anna Hazare with PM's poster in the background

(AFP photo)
Jul 25, 2012
16:21 (IST)
Team Anna's volunteers at Jantar Mantar

(Photo sent by NDTV's Kashish)
Jul 25, 2012
14:32 (IST)
With collage of ministers' photos on stage, Team Anna begins hunger strike
Campaigning for a strong Lokpal Bill, close aides of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare have started an indefinite fast today to protest against the government. 75-year-old Anna will also go on a hunger strike from July 29, joining fellow team members like Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai.

 "The aim is to campaign for a Lokpal Bill... the government is only giving us assurances, but takes no action," Anna said, referring to the anti-graft legislation that has been his movement's raison d'etre. The police however have given permission until 8th August only, for the team to assemble at Jantar Mantar.
Jul 25, 2012
14:12 (IST)
NDTV's Anchal Vohra reports the numbers at Jantar Mantar have swelled to 2000 now, though most gathered don't look like they are from Delhi.

Jul 25, 2012
13:22 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal says:
We regret that instead of being investigated, Pranab Mukherjee had been made the President. Everyday we will give details about 3-4 ministers. There are a total of 14 ministers
Jul 25, 2012
13:19 (IST)
NDTV's Anchal Vohra says low turnout this time considering its an Anna Hazare protest. About 1000 people at Jantar Mantar now...And so far no school students, judges, teachers, lawyers' associations like every other time...
Jul 25, 2012
13:13 (IST)
Around 50 members of NSUI (National Student's Union of India) tried to enter the stage where Anna Hazare was sitting, but were stopped by volunteers. They were raising anti-Anna slogans -  reports IANS quoting a Team Anna member

Jul 25, 2012
12:34 (IST)
Team Anna begins fast at Jantar Mantar
Jul 25, 2012
10:38 (IST)
Reports: India Against Corruption (IAC) activists arrested in Kolkata and Patna
Jul 25, 2012
10:33 (IST)
NDTV's Anchal Vohra reports around 150 people have gathered at Jantar Mantar.
Jul 25, 2012
10:24 (IST)
Team Anna members Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia will fast today. Anna Hazare will begin his fast from July 29. Team Anna have permission till August 8 to protest at Jantar Mantar.
Jul 24, 2012
20:45 (IST)
Ahead of Anna Hazare's fast, government highlights steps taken against corruption
As Anna Hazare and his team of activists launch the latest installment of their movement against corruption, the government has shared details of the steps it has taken to combat graft.
Jul 24, 2012
19:01 (IST)
Anna Hazare addresses supporters at rally in Ghaziabad

Jul 24, 2012
18:49 (IST)
Will begin indefinite fast on July 29, says Anna Hazare

Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, the veteran activist said that he would not fast for the first four days. Here are some of the highlights of what he said:



  • My team told me not to fast.
  • At 10 am tomorrow, we will be going to Gandhi ji's samadhi and then to Jantar Mantar.
  • Government is trying to break my team, malign us.
  • We were betrayed in cabinet committee, in joint committee and even in the Parliament. But the government has been doing repeated U-turns.
  • Salman Khurshid met us. He said we are ready to bring the kind of Lokpal you want. He assured us he would meet the PM and Sonia Gandhi.
  • Narayanasamy also sent a letter to Team Anna, tried to divide us.
  • If we have accused them falsely, let them take us to court. If we are guilty, we will be jailed.
Jul 24, 2012
18:43 (IST)
Preparations ahead of Team Anna fast

Anna Hazare prepares to leave for Delhi from his native place Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra



Anna Hazare's convoy at India Gate in New Delhi today.


Jul 24, 2012
17:07 (IST)
Anna Hazare starts hunger strike tomorrow, despite advice from doctors, aides | NDTV.com
Anna, along with his aides, is launching an indefinite hunger strike at Delhi's Janata Mantar to protest against the government.

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