Anti-Corruption

Bollywood Star Aamir Khan Pledges Support to Anna Hazare

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New Delhi:  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 Hazare and pledged his support to the cause.

He has also written to the Prime Minister requesting him to pay heed to the activist’s demands.

Earlier in the day, 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. 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).

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.

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