GUWAHATI, Aug 25 � Anna Hazare continued to inspire the Guwahatians on Thursday, who expressed their solidarity with the noted Gandhian by taking part in a discourse on the Jan Lokpal Bill at Lakhidhar Bora Kshetra here.
The Lakhidhar Bora Kshetra, which has been teeming with citizens from all walks of life determined to weed out corruption from the country for more than a week now, witnessed enthusiastic participation of the citizens in the discourse on the Jan Lokpal Bill.
The India Against Corruption, Assam branch, which has brought all the citizens together, said that the people were well aware about the Jan Lokpal Bill.
The general secretary of the India Against Corruption, Assam branch, Pranjal Bordoloi said that the Anna euphoria has enlightened the people on the Jan Lokpal Bill. �It is really very surprising that so many people know the Jan Lokpal Bill as well as the Lokpal Bill drafted by the government,� said Bordoloi.
It needs to be mentioned here that India Against Corruption, Assam branch also organised discussions on the Jan Lokpal Bill at different educational institutions in the city including Gauhati University.
India Against Corruption, Assam branch, has appealed to the people of Guwahati to take part in a protest procession scheduled on August 26 at 11 am. A torchlight procession will be taken out in the evening.
Meanwhile, the Consumers� Legal Protection Forum has sent letters to the 800 MPs of both the Houses of Parliament, appealing to them to join and support ongoing movement against corruption.
A letter has also been dispatched to the Prime Minister.
�A person has to pay money to the policemen to get back the dead body of his father or mother after postmortem. People have to pay extra money to goverrnment doctors for treatment in government hospitals. People have to face corruption in each and every step,� said advocate Ajoy Hazarika, chief coordinator of the forum.
The forum said that ensuring a corruption-free environment for the voters was the prime duty of every MP and that is why they should support the Jan Lokpal Bill.
Observing that corruption in the country has crossed all the barriers of tolerance, the forum added that all MPs cutting across party ideology should support the Jan Lokpal Bill.