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I am not a True #Gandhian, but I always inspire & influence by his thoughts, teachings for the Humanity as whole.
- 527 days ago via site
India graft activist leaves jail to huge cheers
By Rajesh Kumar Singh and Paul de Bendern | Reuters – 11 mins ago
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A vast and jubilant crowd cheered as Gandhian activist Anna Hazare walked out of jail in New Delhi Friday to carry on a hunger strike in public, the latest act in a drama of popular fury over corruption that has put India's government in a bind.
Fumbling as support for the anti-corruption crusader surged across the country, the government first jailed Hazare on Tuesday, then ordered his release and finally - when he refused to leave - granted him permission to stage his fast for 15 days.
There was a deafening roar of celebration as Hazare emerged from Delhi's Tihar jail into a throng of fans undeterred by monsoon rains. Live TV images broadcast across the country showed people perched on electric poles and even traffic lights to catch a glimpse of him, and many chanted "Anna we are with you."
Just past the gates he addressed the crowd. Raising his hand, he shouted "Victory to Mother India" and "A fight for freedom has begun," before slowly winding his way in a truck decorated with flags through the crush of supporters.
Dressed in his trademark white cap, kurta and spectacles, the slight 74-year-old has evoked memories of the ascetic independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, who is revered as the father of the nation.
"There was a revolution and British left. But corruption and mismanagement did not. Now this is a second fight for freedom, a second revolution," Hazare later told a crowd of about a thousand at the open ground where he is to fast.
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