India is currently abuzz about Anna Hazare going on an indefinite hunger strike. The eminent social activist has resorted to such a step as an appeal for a stronger Lokpal Bill that provides for stringent punishment for corruption.
For the uninitiated, the Lokpal Bill, 2010 provides for filing complaints of corruption against the prime minister, ministers and MPs with the ombudsman. However, Hazare said that the Lokpal Bill in its present form is toothless and his supporters have drafted a separate Jan Lokpal bill taking into account the views and suggestions from civil society and common people and want its enactment.
As a mark of their support to Hazare, several of our film personalities have come forward and are being vocal about it on the micro-blogging site. Here are few quotes by some of the celebrities –
Siddharth: Well here's a start. Thank you anna hazare for taking this upon yourself, for all of us. Thank you for giving us something to ignite our anger. Godspeed!
Sriya Reddy: Anna hazare we r with u
Divya Spandana/Ramya: I SupportAnna Hazare. (Pl RT if u give a damn about the numbing levels of corruption in India)
Arvind Krishna: " Anna Hazare continues fast against corruption, slams Congress"
Prakash Raj: Anna hazare. We are with u.
Chinmayi: I support Anna Hazare. Do you ??
Anupam Kher: When somebody is fighting corruption, I don't judge his ways. I applaud his intentions and actions. I am with ANNA HAZARE. Are you?:)
Juhi Chawla: I am complete and absolute supporter of Shri Anna Hazare! All those with a conscience and a clean heart speak up.
Shekhar Kapur: I support Anna Hazare's fast for national debate on Lokpal Bill. Atleast need Parliament to come out and respond to issue. People like Anna Hazare will force a people's movement against the system. Like Gandhi did against the British.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Overwhelming momentum generates in for Anna Hazare's fight against corruption. Is India gonna be the next Egypt??
Rahul Bose: That it takes an Anna Hazare fasting unto death to effect systemic change is comment enough. corruption part of our DNA.
Diya Mirza: Finally, people are voicing strong support for a man that has, should and will be a great example to our generation. i support Anna Hazare
Pritish Nandy: Proud to see common man come out in support of Anna Hazare. It took a 72-year-old man to fast unto death to wake us up.
Onir: I Support Anna Hazare. @iam_juhi - I am in complete and absolute support of shri Anna Hazare! All those with a conscience and a clean heart speak up!
Ranvir Shorey: Anna Hazare's crusade is a great litmus test to see if India has any grit left at all. Or have we become a country of corrupt schmoozers...