New Delhi, Aug 19: 12:32PM: Anna Hazare is all set to reach Raj Ghat in a few minutes to pay his obeisance to Mahatma Gandhi. Hazare thoughts and actions are based on the Gandhian ideology of non-violence and peaceful protest.
Thousands following Anna Hazare’s motorcade. Anna flanked by Arvind Kejriwal and Swami Agnivesh waving to supporters. They are braving the harsh rains and following their new hero.
Reports of Anna Hazare’s health suggest that he lost 3 kgs in 3 days and his blood pressure stands at 160/88
: In his brief speech outside Tihar he asks all his supporters to join him at Ramlila Maidan. He waves the Indian flag to the cheering supporters. He has now embarked on to the journey on an open truck to Mayapuri chowk.
11:46AM: Anna Hazare declares in his speech that the second fight for freedom has started. He says “This spirit should never die down.”
11:43AM: Anna starts of his spirited speech by shouting “Bharat Mata Ki jai”. He appears energetic and fired up for the cause he stands for. He is speaking to the thousands of supporters gathered outside Tihar.
11:41AM: Anna Hazare is finally out of the Tihar Jail. He was expected to be out at 11AM. He was welcomed by cheering supporters.
11:34AM: Delhi police requests people not to travel near the Ramlila Grounds area. Media crew and children also stationed at the fast venue to capture the buzzing spirit of India.
11:30AM: Kiran Bedi comments that preparations at Ramlila is satisfactory and requests people to assemble at the Ramlila Grounds and not block traffic by following Anna’s journey there.
11:23AM: Inspite of the weather, the Ramlila grounds abuzz with activity with song, dance and the energetic waving of the tri colour. People gathered from all walks of life. Young and old join the campaign in a united endeavour to rid the country of corruption.
11:19AM: Anna Hazare expected to reach Ramlila Grounds post- noon, announce Kiran Bedi.
11:13AM: Anna Hazare to travel in an open truck from Tihar to Mayapuri Chowk garnering support and attention for the social ill called corruption
11:08AM: Raining cats and dogs in Delhi, weather playing spoil sport in the biggest test of democracy at the Ramlila Maidan.
11:04AM: Team Anna eagerly awaiting Anna Hazare outside Tihar Jail. Many calling it India’s ‘second tryst with destiny’.
10:57AM: The route Anna is going to take is Tihar to Mayapuri Chowk on foot. Later, he will proceed to Raj Ghat, India Gate with the journey culminating at the Ramlila Maidan
10:38AM: Anna Hazare to go the Rajghat and to the India Gate after exiting Tihar Jail. After visiting the two key points, he will set out to Ramlila Maidan, announce Kiran Bedi.
Gandhian Anna Hazare is all set to emerge from the Tihar Jail to embark on his journey to the Ramlila Maidan to kickstart his massive fight against corruption. With the 75 year old Anna continuing his fast even inside jail, a massive crowd has already gathered outside the Tihar jail premises awaiting Anna, the new messiah of hope for the corruption-riddled aam-aadmi.