Anna goes tech savvy, to start blog, Twitter, FB accounts

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Pune, Sept 29: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare will soon start blogging and open Facebook and Twitter accounts to connect to the people across the world.

Anna decided to connect to web world in an attempt to connect to the youth. During Anna's fast against corruption, more than 80 percent of his supporters were youngsters.

The septuagenarian who is just a VII grade pass said that he was not scared of web technology and the date and day of his new blog and Twitter would be announced soon.

"My voice has already reached the people through print and electronics media, and now, I shall try to get comfortable with Twitter and Facebook too," he said in his official letter issued from his village, Ralegan Siddhi.

"My blog shall be used for my official stand on various issues, and no one can publish on the blog without my permission."

Sources also reveal that Anna's presence on internet would also help him quell rumors about him.

"It is difficult to make statements to each and every media. Anna's own version can be easily seen on the periodic blogs," said Jaising Mapari, Sarpanch, Ralegan Siddhi.

Raju Parulekar, journalist and political analyst and Vijay Kuvlekar, chief information officer, Pune will make the blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts for Anna.

"We take great pleasure in sending across Anna's decisions on his movement and non-violent revolution to people across the globe directly," said Parulekar.

"The blog and twitter is in Marathi, Hindi and English. If required the blog shall be translated in some other Indian and also world languages."

"Instead of reading newspaper, now I can easily access Anna on the net and also interact with him. My dream was to have a dialogue with Anna and it may be at least partly fulfilled by Facebook," said, Rahul Sadavarte, a first year college student.

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