10 Facts About Anna Hazare

1. In a press conference in April 2011, Anna Hazare praised Narendra Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat and Nitish Kumar, chief minister of Bihar for their efforts on rural development, saying that other chief ministers should emulate them.

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2. On 31 March 2013 Anna Hazare started Jantantra Yatra from the city of Amritsar.

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3. In 2011, Anna Hazare demanded an amendment to the electoral law to incorporate the option of None of the above in the electronic voting machines during the Indian elections.

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4. On 27 December 2011, Anna Hazare began a 3-day hunger strike at MMRDA grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex, to demand a stronger Lokpal bill than was in debate.

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5. On 16 August 2011, Anna Hazare was arrested, four hours before the planned indefinite hunger strike.

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6. On 2 August 2012 Anna Hazare said that there was nothing wrong with forming a new political party but, he would neither join the party nor contest elections.

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7. On the morning of 9 April 2011 Anna Hazare ended his 98-hour hunger strike.

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8. In the early 2000s Anna Hazare led a movement in Maharashtra state which forced the state government to enact a revised Maharashtra Right to Information Act.

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9. On 9 September 1998 Anna Hazare was imprisoned in the Yerawada Jail to serve a three-month sentence mandated by the Mumbai Metropolitan Court.

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10. In a blog post, Anna Hazare expressed his views on Kashmir by saying that it was his "active conviction that Kashmir is an integral part of India" and that if required once again for service, he would remain "ready to take part in war against Pakistan.

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