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CHANDI­GARH: The mem­bers of In­dia Against Cor­rup­tion (IAC) con­tin­ued their protest in sup­port of cru­sader Anna Hazare’s de­mand for Jan Lokpal Bill on Mon­day.

The ag­i­ta­tion was held near Hanu­man Mandir in Sec­tor 20 dur­ing which dif­fer­ent sec­tion of the so­ci­ety par­tic­i­pated and raised anti-gov­ern­ment slo­gans. The ag­i­ta­tors ex­pressed their out­rage at the ap­a­thy that var­i­ous gov­ern­ments have shown to­wards the need of hav­ing a Jan Lokpal. Lead­ing the ag­i­ta­tion, Rahul Bhar­tiya, IAC co­or­di­na­tor said, “Since the past one year we have been fight­ing for Jan­lok­pal but in the re­cently con­cluded bud­get ses­sion, the Lokpal was again put in deep freezer by send­ing it to a se­lected com­mit­tee.”

Bhar­tiya added, “It has been 44 years since the Lokpal was en­vi­sioned but it still seems to be a dis­tant pos­si­bil­ity. Even in the cur­rent Union cab­i­net there are 15 tainted min­is­ters, many of whom would have been in jail had a strong Lokpal been there”.

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