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PHOTOS: Traders in Guwahati rally for Anna Hazare

Last updated on: August 23, 2011 16:49 IST

PHOTOS: Traders in Guwahati rally for Anna Hazare

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K Anurag in Guwahati

All business establishments in Guwahati on Tuesday downed their shutters for the day to express solidarity with Team Anna's agitation against corruption and to demand the adoption of the Jan Lokpal Bill.

The greater Guwahati traders' bodies have joined hands to send a message in support of Anna Hazare. The businessmen brought out several rallies in the city where people from all walks of life joined spontaneously.

The rallies from different parts of the city are converging at the Dighalipukhuri (Tank) in the heart of the city where the Assam chapter of 'India Against Corruption' has been organising continuous demonstration and hunger-strikes for the eighth day.

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Image: Supporters of social activist Anna Hazare protest in Guwahati against corruption and demand adoption of Jan Lokpal Bill

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Meanwhile, as part of the countrywide demonstration, supporters of Anna Hazare on Monday held a peaceful demonstration in front the rented house of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in Guwahati shouting slogans demanding introduction and adoption of Jan Lokpal Bill to fight corruption.

Another group of demonstrators held a similar dharna in front of the city residence of Guwahati Lok Sabha MP and Bharatiya Janata Party's national vice-president Bijoya Chakraborty.

Two groups of demonstrators stage dharna in front of the PM's rented house at Sarumotoria locality near Assam's capital complex at Dispur in the city amid tight security arrangement. The demonstrators shouted slogans demanding adoption of Jan Lokpal Bill and displayed placards and festoons with photographs of Gandhian leader Anna Hazare. One of the demonstrations was staged by activists of Purbottar Hindustani Yuva Parishad.

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Dr Singh, who is a Rajya Sabha MP from Assam, has been officially holding the house at Sarumotoria in the city since 1991, the year he was first elected to Rajya Sabha from the state. The house belongs to Congress leader Dr Hemo Prabha Saikia, widow of former Assam Chief Minister Hiteswar Saikia.

The demonstrators before the residence of BJP MP, Bijoya Chakraborty shouted slogans demanding the MP to lend her voice for introduction and adoption of Jan Lokpal Bill in the Parliament.


Image: A child participates in one of the rallies held in Guwahati to support Anna Hazare's agitation

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