Jail Bharo

  • BJP postpones 'jail bharo' agitation again June 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday once again postponed its planned 'jail bharo' agitation in view of the massive floods in Uttarakhand. This is the second time the party postponed the agitation against the "scams, corruption, price-rise and misuse of constitutional institutions" by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)...
  • BJP to hold nationwide agitation against UPA from June 17 June 9, 2013

    Panaji: Alleging that the UPA rule has done "maximum damage" to the country, the BJP on Sunday said it would hold a nationwide 'jail bharo' agitation from June 17 against the government for its "failure" on all fronts including checking corruption and price rise. Announcing the decision at a press...
  • After the deadly Naxal attack, BJP puts off anti-UPA agitation May 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday postponed its country-wide anti-UPA agitation, which was scheduled to start from Monday, in the wake of the killing of several Congress leaders in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh. "The entire country is deeply distressed and concerned over gruesome killings in Chhattisgarh and we condemn...
  • Rajnath Singh to lead BJP's UP 'jail bharo' stir May 22, 2013

    Lucknow: BJP president Rajnath Singh will lead the party's 'jail bharo' agitation in Lucknow on June 2, 2013 against corruption under the UPA rule. BJP state unit president, Laxmi Kant Bajpai, who reviewed the preparation for the week-long agitation starting May 27, said that besides the national president, newly appointed...
  • BJP to launch a week long Jail Bharo campaign against UPA May 20, 2013

    Guwahati: BJP will launch a week-long 'Jail Bharo' campaign protesting against alleged corrupt practices of the UPA government. The campaign would start on May 27 and continue till June 2 in all states, BJP vice president SS Ahluwalia told reporters in Guwahati on Sunday. The UPA government at the...
  • JKLF to highlight plight of Kashmiri prisoners January 16, 2013

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front January 16 said it will soon hold a 48-hour hunger strike in the national capital to highlight the plight of Kashmiri prisoners languishing in different jails in the country. "We will soon hold a 48-hour-long hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in Delhi to attract...
  • Khurshid, wife to face more heat as IAC plans protests October 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Minister Salman Khurshid and his wife Louise could face more heat on Saturday over an inspection report of a trust for the differently-abled run by Louise even as India Against Corruption (IAC) activists plan a 'jail bharo andolan' in Mumbai and protests in Chennai demanding the resignation...
  • Live: Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan let off September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: 3.00 pm: Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan let off from the Parliament Street Police Station. 12.30 pm: Anna Hazare takes on Sonia Gandhi and asks why the Congress President allowed her MPs to take to the streets when Parliament did not function when she had actually stopped Team Anna...
  • Anna 'unaware' of Kejriwal's 'jail bharo' protest September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare on Monday said that he was unaware of former colleague Arvind Kejriwal's call for Jail Bharo agitation. "I am not aware of Kejriwal's call for courting arrest in Delhi," he said. He however added that there was no rift between them and that they...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to court arrest today September 3, 2012

    The police filed FIRs against Kejriwal and others for agitating outside the houses of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and BJP President Nitin Gadkari last month. ...
  • Kejriwal to launch jail bharo agitation on Monday September 2, 2012

    New Delhi: India Against Corruption (IAC) leader Arvind Kejriwal will lead a 'jail bharo andolan' in the capital on Monday. Alleging harassment of IAC volunteers, Kejriwal and others will stage a protest outside the Parliament Street police station in New Delhi and offer arrest. Kejriwal's move comes just over a week...
  • Watch: Ramdev, supporters taken into preventive custody August 13, 2012

    Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has been taken into preventive custody for violating Section-144 near the Ranjit Singh flyover, during his march to Parliament. ...
  • Ramdev detained, to be taken to Bawana August 13, 2012

    New Delhi:3:30 pm: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has said that his detention won't deter him from fighting against corruption. "They can only arrest me, they can't stop me from fighting against corruption," Ramdev said. 1:55 pm: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has been taken into preventive custody for violating Section-144 near the...
  • 'Jail bharo' to hoodwink people: Jaya July 5, 2012

    Chennai: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday charged that DMK staged the ‘Jail Bharo’ agitation only to hoodwink the people who hate their party over the land-grab charges, and to cover up the corruption charges being levelled against members of the family of DMK president M Karunanidhi. “Though the Madurai Bench...
  • Kanimozhi, Maran, Baalu, Stalin arrested in Chennai July 4, 2012

    Chennai: DMK's top leaders M Kanimozhi, Dayanidhi Maran, TR Baalu and MK Stalin along with several party cadres on Wednesday courted arrest in Chennai during the party's state-wide jail bharo agitation against alleged witch-hunt by the Tamil Nadu government of J Jayalalithaa. 2G case accused Kanimozhi lashed out at the "vindictive...
  • BJP's jail bharo agitation cancelled in Mumbai June 22, 2012

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s jail bharo agitation was cancelled in Mumbai on Friday in the wake of the massive fire at the Mantralaya. "Due to fire at the Mantralaya here yesterday (Thursday), the BJP 'jail bharo' has been cancelled here," Maharashtra BJP chief Sudhir Mugantiwar said. The nationwide agitation, however,...
  • BJP leaders to launch jail bharo agitation today June 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will launch a one-day jail bharo agitation on Friday across the country during which party leaders and workers will court arrest to protest against the hike in prices of essential commodities and petrol products. BJP Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said in a...
  • Maharashtra BJP executive meeting to be held in Nashik June 9, 2012

    Mumbai: A two-day state executive meeting of Maharashtra BJP will be held on June 13 and 14 in Nashik. The meeting would deliberate on issues like "poor law and order in the state, drought situation and overall failure of the state government on all fronts," the party spokesman Madhav Bhandari...
  • Rajasthan: BJP workers to court arrest on June 22 June 8, 2012

    Jaipur: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said over one lakh party workers will court arrest in Rajasthan on June 22 against the Union Government's "failure to deal with inflation and petrol price hike". "Under the nationwide call to launch a 'jail-bharo' agitation on June 22 by the party, we...
  • A wrong decision can be disastrous: Kejriwal January 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Days after its much publicised agitation in Mumbai and Delhi fizzled out, Team Anna appears to be confused on how to take forward the fight for a strong Lokpal saying the movement is at "crossroads" and a wrong decision at this stage can prove disastrous for it. Though it...
  • MP Congress to organise 'jail bharo' on Jan 9 January 3, 2012

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Congress will organize a 'jail bharo' agitation all over the state next week to protest against the shortage of fertilizers and power and bad condition of roads. Addressing a press conference in Bhopal, state Congress chief Kantilal Bhuria and Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Ajay Singh said...
  • Anna Hazare leaves for Ralegan Siddhi December 29, 2011

    New Delhi: A day after anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare broke his fast at Mumbai's MMRDA grounds, he is heading back to his village Ralegan Siddhi on Thursday. On Wednesday evening Anna called off his fast and the jail bharo agitation call over health concerns, but promised to fight on and...
  • Relief for Congress as Anna calls off fast December 29, 2011

    New Delhi: The Manmohan Singh government heaved a sigh of relief on Wednesday, when Anna Hazare ended his fast on day 2 on the advice of his doctors amid growing concerns over his health. Anna also called off the 3-day 'jail bharo' movement that was to begin on Friday. But...
  • Team Anna protest in Delhi fizzles out December 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Team Anna's protest against a "weak" Lokpal Bill in New Delhi remained a damp squib for the second day on Wednesday and was called off abruptly after Anna Hazare ended his fast in Mumbai. The day began with just 200 people assembling at the huge Ramlila Grounds. Though the...
  • Anna ends his fast, calls off 'jail bharo' December 28, 2011

    Mumbai: Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday ended his three-day fast in less than two days and in another surprising development, also called off the 'jail bharo andolan'. Other Team Anna members, who were fasting with Hazare, also ended their fast. He also said that he will continue his agitation at...
  • Delhi Police ready to tackle Anna's jail bharo December 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Four places have been identified by Delhi Police in the capital for detaining people in case Anna Hazare and his supporters go ahead with their plan to agitate outside houses of MPs and launch their jail bharo andolan from December 30. The places which have been identified for arresting...
  • Jail Bharo sees 1 lakh registrations in 48 hrs December 26, 2011

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Jail Bharo movement by Team Anna, the social media is abuzz. Jailchalo has been trending on Twitter and thousands have been registering for it online. Team Anna’s jailchalo website has seen nearly one lakh registrations in less than 48 hours of its launch. The website, launched on...
  • Anna invites people to register for jail bharo December 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare's jail bharo agitation for a strong Lokpal has been a hit with netizens with over 40,000 people registering for the protest within a day of the India Against Corruption (IAC) launching a website for it. IAC has launched a website for people to register for the agitation...
  • Pass Lokpal Bill or I'll fast again: Anna to PM December 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, stepping up the attack before the Lokpal Bill is introduced in Parliament. Anna, who is in Bangalore to hold a protest march, wrote in his letter, "You (Prime Minister) yourself assured in your letter that the bill...
  • Will protest outside Sonia Gandhi's home: Anna December 16, 2011

    New Delhi: The government appears all set to pass the contentious Lokpal bill in Parliament's winter session, even as Anna Hazare on Thursday threatened a slew of protests, including a sit in outside Sonia Gandhi's residence and an indefinite hunger strike from December 27 if the anti-graft law is not...