Anna Hazare Backs Anti-Graft Drive by Assam Ryots

Mumbai, Apr 20 : Social activist Anna Hazare will come to Assam in the first week of May to lend his support to an anti-corruption crusade in the state launched by a farmers’ body.

The farmers’ body, Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), said Hazare’s visit was aimed at strengthening its anti-corruption movement.

“He will come either on May 2 or 3 and take part in a procession in Guwahati. He will also address a public rally and leave the state the next day,” KMSS leader Kamal Medhi told DNA.

Hazare will be accompanied by Swami Agnivesh, Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi.

“Apart from Hazare, Swami Agnivesh, Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi will also take part in the procession and address the public rally. We believe their participation will help mobilise public opinions against corruption and intensify our crusade,” Medhi said.

The KMSS, he said, would also chalk out its future course of action in consultation with Hazare.

The farmers’ body, led by RTI activist Akhil Gogoi, has launched a crusade against the ruling Congress in the state.