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Anna upset over poor response in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Feb 19 (DHNS) : The much-publicised first visit of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare cleary turned out to be a damp squib with only a few hundred people turning up at the event in Hyderabad.

Anna did not mince words while expressing his disappointment over the miserable response he got in the State capital. “The turnout is poor,” the anti-graft icon said more than once during his hour-long speech.

However, he cloaked his disappointment by saying that he was encouraged by the number of youngsters in the crowd. “I see quite a lot of  youngsters in the crowd, and they are the future of the country. If I can enlighten them against corruption, my purpose will be served,” he said.

With the aim of challenging the UPA government’s policies, “Jantantra Morcha” organised this public meeting at a college ground in Secunderabad.

It was scheduled to take off at 3 pm, but with just empty chairs surrounding the podium, the organisers kept postponing it, hoping for some more people to gather. But, even at 6 pm, when the social activist rose to speak, there were only a few who had turned up to listen to his speech. 

Overcoming his initial disappointment, Anna declared, “In this country of 1.2 billion people, I am confident that I will be successful in awakening at the conscience of least 60 million public. Once I achieve this, it is enough to force the government to bring about the much-needed changes in the system.”

“By the next elections, we should have a ‘right to reject’ option while voting. If a majority of the voters use this option, then elections will be held again,” Anna said

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  • Rion, udupi

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    Anna increased his stamina a year back and all of sudden he was calm for a year. Sincerely he was expecting Govt will bring 'real' Lokpal bill. But CORRUPTS are too smarts. Never will bring to happen. In this context sincere person also should be smart enough to lead movement into successful. People do not have patience now. People want CHANGE as early as possible. Every day billions of Rupees are flowing to SWISS or Bad pockets.

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  • KRPrabhu, Kudla/Bangalore

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    Annas problem is that he has definite goal where to go.Either he has no presentation skills.Simple because he is sincere,one cant achieve extrodinaries.
    Kejariwal proved futile in formation/propagation of 'clean'party AAM AADMI PARTY.
    Annas team member Justice Santhosh Hegde is like 'lekkakkuntu aatakkilla' and he never go against UPA?Congress for obvious reasons.So Annas Lokpal bill be like 'case pussukku'
    His speach reminds the proverb"Uguli uguli roga...bogali bogali raaga"

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  • Ajith, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    Even if an alien from space descends on earth people will get bored with it after few days.Anna and team lost golden opportunity.No second chance for them.We are busy with our life Annaji.

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  • Ravi Shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    Anna's close followers have started AAP. They are now getting huge funds. Ultimately, it looks that all are the same.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    Annaji you can blame only yourself! Brcause of your unstable twists and U-turns. Your tail staeted a new company and doing same circus like other veterans!!

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  • ajs,

    Tue, Feb 19 2013


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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'Lore

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    'Road Shows' should have a mixture of 'Bold Shows' and 'Show Off's' to succeed on a regular basis!

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    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    Dear Mr.Anna, your intention & aim is perfect- fight against corruption. Then target everybody who is involved under this fight. Targetting some & forgetting others do not make sense,to some extent the corruption may increase by this partiality. That is the reason you are loosing your hold on this noble cause.

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  • Gerwal, Dubai

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    Mr. Diwakar, corruption seems to be your way of life, so that is why you are telling Mr. Anna Hazare to go and retire. You will realize only when you see your children or your grand children suffer because of corruption - then it will be too late my dear.

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  • Jayarama, Udupi/Riyadh

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    Anna you are doing a very good job, you are serving the people better than our elected members. Eradicate the deep rooted corruption planted by our ruling lot will take much time and lots of hard work. These people will pay media and authorities enough to see you fail. But the path and light you shown us is valued more than anything else and you did more good deeds than any other contemporaneity leader for this country. Jai HO...

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  • Peter Pereira, Pune

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    Dear Anna, your intention may be good and people trusted you in the beginning. However, those whom you trusted used you and back stabbed you. Now, where is dongi circus master, closing his one eye and was shouting at the top of his voice against corruption in Congress, hiding his own wealth not paying income tax ? 'Dongi' thought he can fool people with his 'kaavi' cloth and untidy long beard. You have lost value of your struggle due to few traitors in your group.

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    It is sad to have the bad response. Still all the best to the crusade. It is natures rule that- every process has to reach to its Peak point (up or down)before actually happen the Change. May be still moving towards the peak (in all bad things)along with people outrages before it Bursts and Destroyes. It will be late then!!!

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  • venkataratnam, nidubrolu

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    corrupation is the way of life in AP.All most all sections (specially educated) are addicted to corruption.

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    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    Anna upset about poor response of public but the rentals who supply chair and shamiyana are delighted for increasing mango/mushroom parties and groups in India!!!!!!!!Pity to watch the condition of Anna here!

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  • Diwakar, Bangalore

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    Old and outdated.. sit at home in Ralegaon and spend rest of your time. The young and youth has better business to do than to follow you..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    Anna, Your own people have back stabbed you and formed a political party (Mango Party) so now you can start (Banana Party).....

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  • Abdulla, Mangalore/Kapikad

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    Wherever the communal sentiments are strong, Anna effect will be negligible. Congress knows this fact very well.

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  • Knot, Hydearbad

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    It is surprising to note that Mr Jayaprakash who speaks so much on corruption did not make it , true politician indeed.

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    Dear Anna
    Its happens only in India. don't worry some days after you will be forgotten by the people completely.
    In India Media is very strong, you must take media in confidence. then you see how the people will come to your rally's,

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  • C SHarath, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    Its Hyderbad Anna...what were you expected from the land were post Chandra Babu Naidu’s rule, the next Govt sowed the seeds of sophisticated corruption so deep that dust of the same flew over the mines across the border to Karnataka and our people had to pay for it at the end.

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