Dr JP supporting Anna hazares movement in the year 2002
Dear Team, The first campaign that Lok Satta launched in Mumbai was in 2002, prior to Maharashtra Assembly elections. This campaign was launched in collaboration with Anna Hazare's organisation "Bhrastachar Virodhi Aandolan" and "AGNI". The campaign involved an all Maharashtra tour by Anna against CRIMINALS getting tickets from the political parties.
It started with a Media Conference in Mumbai. Lok Satta was represented at media conference by Lok Satta's then media coordinator Mr. Hensel D'souza and Mr. Gerson D'cunha of AGNI. The funding and other organisation of this campaign was done by Lok Satta and Lok Satta volunteer Mr. Dilip Mahske accompanied Anna through out the tour. The vehicle used came specially from Hyderabad, the one which in normally used by JP and has a bedroom and a toilet. After tour Anna came to the house of Mr. Surendra Srivastava, founder of lok Satta - Maharashtra in Mumbai, where JP received him. Next day a media conference was held by Anna along with JP in Mumbai. thereafter a public rally was organised from Bandra to Santacruz, which culminated with a public meeting at Sacred Hear Church hall. More then 2500 people attended the rally and public meeting. JP spoke emotionally against criminalisation of politics and got standing ovation.