ANNA HAZARE arrives at Amritsar; To launch Punjab tour on March 31

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Social activist Anna Hazare being given warm welcome by activists of Jantantar Morcha Punjab at Jalandhar railway station on Saturday.

Ludhiana / Jalandhar / Amritsar, March 30, 2013: Social activist Anna Hazare reached at Amritsar on Saturday afternoon.

He is to launch 'Janatantra Yatra' from Jallianwala Bagh at Amritsar Sunday.

During his Punjab tour, Anna will hold series of public rallies. He will also address public rallies at various places across the state.

He arrived here in the train from Dehli. He was given warm welcome at the railway stations, including Ludhiana and Jalandhar by activists of Jantantar Morcha Punjab. He was seen holing a national flag while travelling in the train.

Anna opined that there was a need to create awareness among the masses on several issues such as Jan Lokpal Bill and Right to Reject. He strongly believed that the nation could see a change only through a mass movement, which was need of the hour. He asserted for the unity on these issues. He categorically said if they were separated then their power was scattered but if they were together then they stood united.

According to Jantantar Morcha Punjab’s Jalandhar District Conever Dr. Inderjit Singh, the party workers, including Gulshan Azad, Vinod Bobby, Joginder Singh, Vineet Sharma, Hitesh Malhotra, Sandeep Ratan, JK Kakkar, Darshan Lal, Achint Khanna, DD Bhardwaj, Pankaj Anand, Deepak Khosla, Rajnikant Verma, Ravinder Sharma, Subhash Sharma, Saurabh, Gobind Singh, Pawan Kumar and Sushant Ratan were among those who gave rousing reception to Anna Hazare at the Jalandhar railway station.

Ludhiana (Charanjit Singh Saluja): In an informal media interaction at the local railway station, Anna Hazare said he would not support any particular political party in the coming parliamentary elections in 2014.

However, he told that he would support those candidates who would raise their voice in the parliament for the implementation of Lokpal Bill.

To a question, he categorically told that he himself would not contest the elections because he did not want to be indulge in corrupt and dirty politics.

On the issue of hunger strike being observed by Kejriwal, he told that he stood with Kejriwal on the public interest issues. He said he had met Kejriwal and asked him to stop his hunger strike. He hoped that Kejriwal would end his agitation within a day or so.

(Tight security arrangements were witnessed at the time of arrival of Anna Hazare at the Ludhiana railway station on Saturday. City Air News photo; Mandeep Kumar Verma.)

 

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(photo-caption: Social activist Anna Hazare being given warm welcome by activists of Jantantar Morcha Punjab at Ludhiana railway station on Saturday.)

The following is the tour programme of Anna Hazare in Punjab.

31st March

Jantantra Yatra Start

 

Durgayana  Mandir  

Darshan

Golden Temple

Darshan

Jaliyanwalan Bagh

Public Meet

RAYYA

STOP

BEAS

Stop/Lunch

Subhanpur

STOP

Kapurthala

Public MEET

Jalandhar

Public MEET

NIGHT STAY

   

1st April

Departure

At 9:30 AM

 

Phagwara

STOP

Goraya

STOP

Phillaur

STOP

Ludhiana

Public.MEET/

Jagraon

STOP

Moga

Public MEET

NIGHT STAY

   

2nd April

Departure

At 9:30 AM

 

Talwandi

STOP

Firozpur

STOP

Faridkot

Visit Dargah

Kot kapura

STOP

Bhatinda

Public MEET

NIGHT STAY

   

3rd April

Departure

At 9:30 AM

 

Rampura

STOP

Barnala

Public MEET

Sangrur

STOP

Bhawanigarh

STOP

Patiala

Public MEET

NIGHT STAY

   

4rd April

Departure

At 9:30 AM

 

Rajpura

STOP

Ambala

Pub Meet

Mahesh Nagar

STOP

Saha Kasba

STOP

Mullana Kasba

STOP

Thana Chhappar

STOP

Yamuna Nagar

Public MEET

Radaur

STOP

Ladva

STOP

Peepli

STOP

Kurukshetra

Public MEET

NIGHT STAY

 

 

 

 

Date: 
Saturday, March 30, 2013