Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev fast against corruption in Delhi

Updated: June 03, 2012 09:10 IST

Social activist Anna Hazare and yoga guru Baba Ramdev will sit on a fast in the national capital today demanding stronger action against corruption, the return of black money stashed away by Indians abroad as well as a stronger Lokpal Bill.

Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev fast against corruption in Delhi
Social activist Anna Hazare and yoga guru Baba Ramdev are sitting on a fast in the national capital today demanding stronger action against corruption, the return of black money stashed away by Indians abroad as well as a stronger Lokpal Bill.
Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev fast against corruption in Delhi
This is Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev's first joint appearance on a public platform in the past one year.
Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev fast against corruption in Delhi
The protest marks a year of the police crackdown on Baba Ramdev and his supporters in the capital's Ramlila Maidan while they were protesting against black money. The police action had led to the death of a woman.
Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev fast against corruption in Delhi
Today's protest, which is expected to end at around 6 pm, is likely to see Baba Ramdev announcing his strategy in the 2014 general elections.
Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev fast against corruption in Delhi
Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev at Rajghat.
Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev fast against corruption in Delhi
Team Anna members Kiran Bedi and Arvind Kejriwal will join Mr Hazare and Baba Ramdev in the fast.
Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev fast against corruption in Delhi
Ahead of the fast, both Mr Hazare and Baba Ramdev have stepped up their attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Mr Hazare had said that Dr Singh has lost faith in government while Ramdev alleged that the Prime Minister was not "politically honest".
Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev fast against corruption in Delhi
Today's fast comes in the wake of fresh corruption allegations made by Team Anna against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and 14 of his cabinet ministers.
Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev fast against corruption in Delhi
Around 5000 supporters gathered at the fast venue.
Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev fast against corruption in Delhi
A man attempted to immolate himself at the fast venue, but was stopped the moment by poured petrol on himself.

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