Mumbai, Sep 2
Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare seems set to take the virtual world by storm. He Thursday became a blogger and even joined social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.
The blog, with posts in English, Hindi and Marathi, is titled “Anna Hazare Says” and can be accessed on: http://annahazaresays.wordpress.com.
In his inaugural post, Hazare wrote: “It is after a long time that I am directly communicating with you. Henceforth, it is from this blog that I will be constantly in touch with you.”
“We started a movement demanding that Janlokpal Bill be passed in India and slowly the crusade spearheaded into a full-fledged non-violent revolution spilling on to the Ramlila grounds,” he added.
The activist said he found the support of the people and his young friends as overwhelming as they came forward from every corner of the country and their cries awakened India from its deep slumber.
“Their cries not only shook the very roots of our country but people from world over who had fallen prey to injustice, corruption took active part in the movement.
“The entire movement was infectious. This was the beginning of a revolution. It was the beginning of India’s second struggle for independence,” Hazare said.
The 74-year old leader pointed out that parliament gave an assurance that it would put forward some of the demands from the Jan Lokpal Bill and get them approved.
“But assurance doesn’t necessarily mean law. A bigger fight awaits us,” Hazare urged.
The activist warned that the movement still “has a long way to go and very soon it will acquire a non-violent, but intense flavour of a nation-wide revolution”.
“To enable a one-to-one conversation with you I will soon embark on my journey throughout India. I will address problems faced by people at every step of life… Interactive communication on this blog will start very soon. You can share your queries, problems thoughts and emotions with me,” Hazare appealed.
He also wrote on his blog that he has joined Facebook and Twitter.