Secret of the magic Crowds at Anna Hazare Fast

Crowds of ABVP members at Anna's fast, Aug 2011

NEW DELHI – Television viewers across the country were amazed to see huge crowds of young people cheering Anna Hazare fast, last month this time.

The 74-year old man was protesting against the UPA Government not accepting Anna’s proposed Lok Pal Bill in toto.  Here is the secret how that swelling and milling anti-corruption crowd was marshaled at such short notice, in different parts of the country.

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Expressing solidarity with veteran Gandhian Shri Anna hazare, who is on fast at Ramlila Grounds of Delhi since August 16, nearly 4.17 lakh (i.e., 4,17,000) college students belonging to Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) took part in the rallies organized in Karnataka alone on August 17. In Bengaluru, around 80,000 students from over 200 colleges hit the streets shouting slogans against Congress-led corrupt UPA regime.

The call of college bandh given by the ABVP on August 18 also received the support of unprecedented magnitude from all over the country. [Organiser,New Delhi, September 4, 2011, p.17]

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