RALEGAN SIDDHI

  • Binny to fast if AAP does not fulfill assurances to people January 19, 2014

    Disgruntled AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny on Sunday met antigraft activist Anna Hazare at Ralegan Siddhi and discussed about the style of functioning of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the party. "I visited Anna today and apprised him of the situation and the party's changing stance (on promises made by...
  • Anna Hazare ends fast, thanks MPs for Lokpal Bill, takes a dig at Kejriwal December 18, 2013

    Ralegan Siddhi: Anticorruption activist Anna Hazare ended his indefinite fast on Wednesday minutes after the Lok Sabha passed the Lokpal Bill. Anna had been on a fast in Ralegan Siddhi for the past nine days demanding that the Lokpal Bill be passed. As soon as the Lok Sabha passed the Bill,...
  • Anna Hazare's fast enters 8th day December 17, 2013

    Continuing the protest for passage of Lokpal Bill by Parliament, Anna Hazare's infinite hunger strike enters the 8th day at Ralegan Siddhi. Anna Hazare has thanked Congress VicePresident Rahul Gandhi for his "commitment" to the passage of the Lokpal Bill in Parliament, while demanding inclusion of recommendations of the select committee...
  • General VK Singh left Anna for Narendra Modi: Gopal Rai December 13, 2013

    Ralegan Siddhi: After war of words broke out between Aam Aadmi Party leader Gopal Rai and former Army Chief General VK Singh during the later's speech at fast venue, the former said, "It makes me sad when the man who left Anna to promote Modi, and gave him support in...
  • Gen VK Singh takes a dig at Kejriwal at Anna Hazare's fast venue December 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Retired Army chief General VK Singh took a dig at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal at Anna Hazare's fast demanding the Lokpal in Ralegan Siddhi. In his speech in support of Anna Hazare, VK Singh said, "Some people think they are bigger than Anna (seemingly referring to...
  • Kejriwal cancels meet with Anna in Ralegan Siddhi due to ill health December 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has canceled his proposed trip to Ralegan Siddhi to meet anticorruption activist Anna Hazare due to ill health. AAP leader Kumar Vishwas will still go to meet Anna. AAP wants to show its support for Anna Hazare's demand of immediate passage of...
  • Anna Hazare begins indefinite fast for Jan Lokpal Bill December 10, 2013

    Ralegan Siddhi: Anticorruption activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday began indefinite fast in his village Ralegan Siddhi for the Jan Lokpal Bill. He has accused the Centre of betraying him and not fulfilling its promise of bringing in the Jan Lokpal Bill. Anna on Monday reiterated that the Jan Lokpal Bill...
  • Anna to begin indefinite fast for Lokpal in Ralegan Siddhi today December 10, 2013

    Ralegan Siddhi: Anticorruption activist Anna Hazare will once again go on an indefinite fast in his village of Ralegan Siddhi for the Jan Lokpal Bill from Tuesday. He has accused the Centre of betraying him and not fulfilling its promise of bringing in the Jan Lokpal Bill. Anna on Monday...
  • Anna Hazare to observe indefinite fast for Lokpal Bill from Dec 10 November 28, 2013

    Ralegan Siddhi: Social activist Anna Hazare will launch indefinite hunger strike for a strong Lokpal Bill, at Yadavbaba temple in Ralegan Siddhi from December 10. Announcing his agitation, Hazare has asked the Centre to "show courage" in bringing in the Bill in the Winter Session of Parliament, beginning from December...
  • Someone trying to create differences between me and Kejriwal: Anna Hazare November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Anticorruption activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday said that he never suspected AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's honesty but had raised some questions regarding the funds raised during his Jan Lokpal agitation. He said that had no doubt about Kejriwal's sincerity and added that someone was trying to create misunderstanding between...
  • Lokpal Bill: Anna Hazare to begin nationwide tour from Sunday March 31, 2013

    Mumbai: Anna Hazare will embark on a yearlong, allIndia tour from Sunday to campaign for a stronger Lokpal bill, electoral reforms and other issues he has been raising for the past few years, an aide said in Mumbai. The first phase of the nationwide tour, planned since a year, will kick...
  • Anna supports farmers' protests in Maharashtra November 14, 2012

    Ahmednagar: Extending his support to the "justful" cause of sugarcane growers in Maharashtra, social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday condemned the firing incident in Sangli district and accused the state government of turning this year's Diwali "black" for protesting farmers. Speaking from his native Ralegan Siddhi, Anna said the stand...
  • Anna's new anticorruption team to meet on Nov 24 October 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare will meet his new Core Committee in Ralegan Siddhi for two days from November 24 and has invited several eminent persons like former Army chief Gen VK Singh, activist Kiran Bedi said on Saturday. The new Core Committee will meet for the first time just as...
  • Anna to begin 18 month tour from January October 18, 2012

    Ralegan Siddhi: Veteran social crusader Anna Hazare will launch an 18 month nationwide tour for a citizens' movement against corruption from January 2013, an aide said on Thursday. "It was originally scheduled to kick off from Diwali. However, on account of Hazare's cataract operation last week, it had to be...
  • Delhi: Anna to meet his supporters on Sunday September 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare will be in Delhi on Sunday for the first time after his split with Arvind Kejriwal for a meeting with his supporters and activists to chalk out the future course of action. Hazare's meeting comes against the backdrop of his blog posting in which he put the...
  • Anna discusses party formation with team members September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare, in a meeting with his team members in Ralegan Siddhi on Saturday, expressed concern over the selection of candidates for an independent political party that was proposed by his team August 2 at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Anna discussed the issue over the formation of the...
  • Ralegan observes token fast in support of Anna July 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Villagers of Ralegan Siddhi, the native village of social activist Anna Hazare, on Sunday observed a daylong hunger strike in support of the anticorruption crusedar who is on an indefinite fast at Jantar Mantar in the national capital. "The villagers observed a daylong hunger strike in Anna's support," Hazare's aide...
  • Kejriwal meets Anna Hazare in Ralegan Siddhi July 9, 2012

    Ralegan Siddhi: Ahead of July 25 protest rally in Delhi, key Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday met Anna Hazare at his native village in Maharashtra's Ahmed Nagar district, sources said. "Kejriwal apprised Hazare about Team Anna's July 25 Delhi agitation. Hazare has also made some suggestions to him in...
  • Anna postpones press meet at Ralegan Siddhi June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare has postponed a press conference he was to address on Monday morning saying he needed time to collect "more information", a day after Team Anna member Kiran Bedi advised his close aide to "fully brief" the activist on allegations against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. "Today's Anna's press...
  • Anna asks people to enroll for next agitation June 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Anticorruption crusader Anna Hazare on Wednesday called on the people to register for the next round of 'Jan Andolan' (agitation), which he said would be launched after the dates of Lok Sabha polls are announced. "Start writing letters to us about your participation in the Jan Andolan from tomorrow so...
  • Anna to be shifted to Delhi for medical treatment January 28, 2012

    Pune: Social activist Anna Hazare would be shifted to a hospital in Gurgaon, near Delhi, on Sunday, his associates said on Saturday. Anna's aide Datta Awari said from his native village Ralegan Siddhi that Hazare would be leaving for Delhi on Sunday. "We are now planning an Ayurvedic treatment," he said, adding...
  • Decentralise power, says Anna at RDay function January 26, 2012

    Ralegan Siddhi: Spelling out that his next phase of agitation would be to achieve "power for the people", veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday said time had come for the masses to enjoy the fruits of democracy. "Today power is concentrated in Mantralaya (secretariat)in Mumbai or in Delhi. There is...
  • Movie screening for Anna could lead to piracy? January 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Though Anna Hazare watched 'Gali Gali Mein Chor Hai' with much enthusiasm along with other people in his Ralegan Siddhi village Tuesday evening, it's said some villagers in the audience might have recorded footage of the film, raising fears of piracy. The social crusader had a ball watching Akshaye Khanna...
  • 'No option but to slap, that's the only road open' January 25, 2012

    Ralegan Siddhi: In remarks that could stoke a fresh controversy, antigraft activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday evening said a person is left with no option other than going for a slap when his power of tolerance of corruption runs out. "When a man's power of tolerance runs out, then whoever is...
  • Screening of 'Gali Gali Chor Hai' held for Anna January 25, 2012

    Mumbai: A special screening of the Hindi flick 'Gali Gali Chor Hai' was held for antigraft crusader Anna Hazare in his native village Ralegan Siddhi on Tuesday night in presence of the film's crew. "Anna saw the entire film which ended at around 10 pm and expressed satisfaction over it," Hazare's...
  • Will only tour pollbound states, says Team Anna January 10, 2012

    Ralegan Siddhi: Team Anna has decided to tour the five pollbound states, but will not campaign against any particular political party. Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan met Anna Hazare in Ralegan Siddhi on Tuesday and said that they were never antiCongress. Claiming that their anticorruption movement is not targeted against any...
  • Anna's village sarpanch an NCP poll candidate January 9, 2012

    Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra): In a surprise development, veteran social crusader Anna Hazare on Monday gave his nod to Ralegan Siddhi sarpanch (headman) Jaisingh Mapare to contest next month's Zilla Parishad (district council) elections on a Nationalist Congress Party ticket, an aide said. Mapare, who has always been an NCP activist, had...
  • Anna Hazare leaves for Ralegan Siddhi December 29, 2011

    New Delhi: A day after anticorruption 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...
  • 'Kejriwal, Bedi don't care about Anna Hazare' December 28, 2011

    Mumbai: The pressure on Anna Hazare is growing to call off his protest fast but EditorinChief of IBN Lokmat Nikhil Wagle, who met the anticorruption activist in Mumbai, on Wednesday says people like Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi and Manish Sisodia are putting pressure on Anna to continue with his fast. He...
  • Day 2: Crowds dwindle further at Anna's fast December 28, 2011

    Mumbai: The sprawling MMRDA Grounds in Mumbai, the venue for Anna Hazare's protest fast, wore a deserted look on Wednesday with only security personnel, journalists and a handful of Team Anna activists in attendance. The mercury in Mumbai touched a 10year low of 11.4 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, driving away supporters...