Aam admi's Anna to thank people; to begin India rail tour

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Pune, Apr 20: After his five-day-fast and the Gandhian protest, Anna Hazare has become a national hero for the 'aam admi' (common people). Now, Anna Hazare is all set to commence his all India tour to express his love and respect to the countrymen for their strong support.

Anna Hazare, who held a "fast-unto-death" protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar to fight back the increasing corruption in the country, received a nation-wide support from people from all sorts of life. (Read:Battle not ended but started - Anna Hazare breaks fast)

The government was forced to succumb to the demands raised by Anna and his supporters to set up a joint committee to draft the anti-corruption bill - "Jan Lokpal bill".

The joint committee held its first official meeting on Apr 16. After the meeting, Anna stated, "I am satisfied with the discussions held in the first meeting of the committee working on the Lokpal Bill draft. The next meeting is scheduled on May 2." (Read: Lokpal Bill Committee meet: 1st encounter over; 2nd on May 2)

Remembering all Indians' support for him, Anna also informed, "The all-India tour for thanking citizens would begin on May 3 and is likely to start from Uttar Pradesh."

"I am hardly able to have conversation with public while travelling by air. I will travel only by general coach so that I can meet maximum number of common people in the train and railway stations during my journey," said the Gandhian crusader.

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