August 27, 2011 06:15:24 PM IST IBNS, Glamsham Editorial
As the government dilly-dallied on accepting Anna's demands and confusion prevailed, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Saturday appeared on the stage of Anna Hazare's fast protest and supported the Jan Lokpal Bill formulated by the Anna group.
"I want to hug Anna. I support his Jan Lokpal Bill after studying. We are now looking at the MPs of our country in Parliament. We want them to come out with a strong Lokpal Bill," Aamir said.
"All Indians should keep now their eyes on that bill and should continue to do so. This is just a first episode and it will end only when there is Lokpal Bill that is acceptable to the people," he said.
"It is 12th day of Anna's fast. I am worried about him. People need the leadership of Annaji. I request him to end the fast. We all know that it is a process and Parliament will debate it," said Aamir.
"I want you all to tell your MPs that you support the bill of Anna," said Aamir.
"We are with you not only till the bill is passed. We will be with you always," Aamir said.
He also sang for the gathering who waved the national flag for him.
Rajkumar Hirani, maker of films like MUNNA BHAI MBBS, LAGE RAHO MUNNABHAI and 3 IDIOTS (2009) also appeared on state with Aamir and spoke in favour of Anna.
Anna Hazare's fast has entered its 12th day on Saturday even as there is a breakdown of talks between his group and the government. However, parliament is debating the Lokpal and there are reports that the government has agreed with some riders three conditions of Anna.