Volunteers take Hazare's message to train commuters

Written by: Pti
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Mumbai, Aug 20: Hundreds of supporters of anti- corruption crusader Anna Hazare today (Aug 20) boarded a suburban train to create awareness among the commuters about Jan Lokpal Bill for which the Gandhian is on a fast since the last five days.

The volunteers from India Against Corruption (IAC), an umbrella body spearheading the Hazare-led agitation, came out with the novel idea.

"We are calling the train ''Lokpal Express''. Our aim is to educate people about the Bill. We formed groups of at least 4-5 people who entered every compartment of the train. We started with 200 people later the number of supporters went up to 600," Mannan Gandhi, an IAC member, told PTI.

The volunteers boarded the 10.57 am Churchgate local train from Borivali, a western suburb, to spread their message.

The Railway was caught unawares by the drive. "We were not informed about the plan," Western Railway PRO C David said.


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