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India Against Corruption organises rally

India Against Corruption (IOC), on Sunday, organised a car and bike rally at Jantar Mantar to show its strength before the proposed indefinite fast, starting from 25 July, at the same venue.

IAC said smaller rallies were organised throughout the day at different places in Delhi and NCR region. The prominent places were Peera Garhi, Uttam Nagar, Mehrauli, Azadpur and Dilshad Garden. Later, these rallies culminated at Rajghat.

IAC said nearly 1,500 cars and bikes participated in the rally from Rajghat to Jantar Mantar and it was led by Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai, who are supposed to sit on an indefinite fast.

‘Senior IAC leader Shanti Bhushan, along with Prashant Bhushan, Kumar Vishwas, Sanjay Singh, Arvind Gaur and Sunita Godara were also present,’ said an IAC release.

Delhi Traffic Police, however, said there were about 150 motorcycles and 100 cars in the rally and there was minimal traffic disturbance. ‘The rally went on the prescribed route after they assembled at Rajghat around 2.30 pm. There was minimal traffic disturbance,’ said P C Hota, DCP Traffic, Central district.

Kejriwal reiterated the charges on the 15 ministers, including the just elected President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Sisodia, who just completed his Gram Sanvad Yatra covering more than 500 villages, said people in villages suffered the most. ‘Even after six decades of Independence, the plight of farmers remains the same,’ he said.

Vishwas reiterated the need for a strong Lokpal Bill, asking people to take out time for the country and come out on streets with the tricolour in hand from 25 July.
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