Saturday, April 9, 2011

Celebrations after Hazare accord with govt

2011-04-08 23:00:00
Last Updated: 2011-04-08 23:10:16

New Delhi: Celebrations broke out on Friday night at Jantar Mantar, the nerve-centre of the Lokpal Bill protest led by Anna Hazare, after the government brokered an agreement with Hazare-led anti-corruption activists on the issue.

Dancing to the beating drums and singing of patriotic songs, hundreds of people erupted in euphoria as Hazare announced that he will end his fast-unto-death protest tomorrow morning after reaching an agreement.

The venue of Hazare's hunger strike resonated with 'Anna Hazare Zindabad', 'Bharat Mata ki Jai', 'Vande Mataram' and 'Inquilab Zindabad' slogans as anti-corruption activists waved tricolours.

"This is a great victory. The government has bowed before the might of the public," said Manish Sharma, a DU student who was at the protest site for the past four days.

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