Hazare leaves for Wardha ahead of ‘padyatra’
Social activist Anna Hazare, who has announced a 1,100-km padyatra (foot march) to put pressure on the Central government against ‘anti-farmer’ provisions in the Land Acquisition Bill, on Sunday left for Wardha to hold deliberations on the march.
“Annaji left from Pune for Wardha, where he will attend a meeting tomorrow regarding the march,” his aide Datta Awari told PTI over phone. The schedule of the march will be decided in the meeting, he said.
The padyatra is scheduled to begin from Gandhi Ashram at Sewagram in Wardha and will end at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi, Hazare had said recently. The march, on the lines of Mahatma Gandhi’s historic Dandi march, is anticipated to take around three months to cover the distance till Delhi.
Hazare had last month staged a two-day protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi during the
Parliament’s budget session, under the banner of Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Andolan Nyas.