September 21, 2021

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Today history: Anna Hazare’s hunger strike

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In 2011, social activist  Anna Hazare broke his fast  four days today . Anna was on hunger strike on the issue of corruption. His demand was that the government should form a committee to draft the Lokpal Bill. Accepting their demand, the government issued a notification for this on the fifth day of the fast On April 9, after which Anna broke her fast by drinking lemonade at the hands of a small girl.

After ending his fast, he said in his address that if the Lokpal Bill is not passed by August 15, then from the next day, he will start the movement once again. The bill was not passed until 15 August, and on 16 August, Anna sat on a fast. After this, movements started in support of Anna across the country. Ultimately, the government had to bring the bill to the Lok Sabha in a hurry. Anna’s movement ended after the bill was passed in the Lok Sabha

  • Anna’s movement made Kejriwal a leader

Anna’s movement was supported by celebrities like Kiran Bedi, Kumar Vishwas, Anupam Kher, General VK Singh, Yogendra Yadav. Many people like Arvind Kejriwal, Sanjay Singh, Shazia Ilmi became heroes after this movement. Anna kept his movement away from political people. Many people involved in this movement along with Anna became leaders from this movement. Together these people formed the Aam Aadmi Party. Kejriwal became its convenorBut this party soon disintegrated. Many people associated with it joined other parties, some opted out of politics, but Kejriwal benefited the most from the whole movement. Kejriwal, who became the leader of this movement, is the Chief Minister of Delhi for three times.

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