360° Coverage : Hazare to stay at JP house ahead of Patna rally

Hazare to stay at JP house ahead of Patna rally

Patna, Jan 29 (IANS) In a bid to send a political message, activist Anna Hazare has decided to stay at legendary socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan's house in the Bihar capital ahead of his 'Jantantra' rally Wednesday, an official said.

Jan 29 2013, 1:22am CST | by

Hazare to stay at JP house ahead of Patna rally
Photo Credit: PUNIT PARANJPE, Getty Images

Patna, Jan 29 — In a bid to send a political message, activist Anna Hazare has decided to stay at legendary socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan's house in the Bihar capital ahead of his 'Jantantra' rally Wednesday, an official said.

"Anna Hazare will spend the night at Jayaprakash Narayan's house at Kadamkuan in Patna, ahead of his rally here," A.N. Singh, an India Against Corruption member, said Tuesday.

Hazare is set to arrive Tuesday evening and will remain here till Jan 31.

Last year Anna Hazare announced to hold a rally in Patna, the birthplace of legendary socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan, popularly known as JP.

Patna has been chosen by Hazare to follow the legacy of JP's anti-graft movement.

Former army chief Gen. (retd) V.K. Singh, who is camping here to look after preparations for the rally, told media persons that Hazare expressed his desire to stay at JP's house.

Kiran Sinha, who is associated with the socialist leader's house, said the guest room was opened for Hazare's stay.

A political crusader, JP led a people's movement against Indira Gandhi's Emergency rule in the 1970s and orchestrated the end of the Congress party's dominance in Indian polity.

Beginning in Bihar, JP's movement spread all over India and resulted in the first non-Congress coalition taking office at the centre in 1977, ousting the Congress for the first time since Independence.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Ikea Foundation's Better Shelter has partnered with UNHCR for safer refugee hous
Ikea Foundation's Better Shelter has partnered with UNHCR for safer refugee housing
Better Shelter and the UNHCR recently joined together in providing refugees and displaced people with long-term housing units as global crises mount. But what is a Better Shelter and how does it help?
 
 
Germanwings Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit
Germanwings Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit
A new report says that a pilot of the crashed Germanwings airplane was locked out of cockpit at time of crash.
 
 
Governor Bruce Rauner orders Chicago Studio to return $10M Grant
Governor Bruce Rauner orders Chicago Studio to return $10M Grant
Governor of Illinois Bruce Rauner has ordered a movie studio to return a $10M grant. The Cinespace studio was awarded the $10 million state grant by his predecessor, Pat Quinn.
 
 
Ted Cruz Announces to Run for President on Twitter
Ted Cruz Announces to Run for President on Twitter
Texas Senator is first Presidential Candidate to officially announce to run for President in the 2016 election.