UPA's headache: Anna calls for mass movement, Kejriwal fasts

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New Delhi, March 30: At a time when its allies are deserting it, UPA is facing another threat--protest and agitation by Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal.

Activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal is on fast for last eight days to protest against inflated power and water bills "imposed" on Delhi residents by Congress run government of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the national capital.

Now, Kejriwal's former aide and guru Hazare is all set to launch agitation against UPA.

Hazare will start a series of public rallies called 'Janatantra Yatra' from Punjab to get people's support against the Congress-led UPA Government. He will launch his rallies from Amritsar.

Hazare stressed on the need to start mass movement to bring change in the country.

"The public needs to be awakened and organised on matters like the Jan Lokpal Bill, Right to Reject. The country can witness a change only through a mass movement," said Hazare.

"If all crusaders come together on one platform, only then will change come in the country. Separately our power is scattered, but together we stand united," he added.

In fact, Hazare met his former colleague Kejriwal on Friday (March 29) and urged him to end his fast, as his health is deteriorating.

Both Hazare and Kejriwal started the large-scale anti-corruption movement against UPA government during 2011. However, the two "friends" parted ways after Kejriwal expressed his desire to launch his political party Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

In fact, AAP will start its political inning by contesting the Delhi Assembly Elections 2013, slated in October.

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