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Anna Hazare goes on indefinite hunger strike

October 02, 2009 21:46 IST

Noted social worker Anna Hazare on Friday began an indefinite hunger strike to protest against being "targeted" by some members of the ruling Nationalist Congress Party at his village Ralegansiddhi in Ahmednagar district.

Hazare began the hunger strike at Yadavbaba temple in Ralegansiddhi.

He alleged that he has so far launched agitations against several political parties, but no other political party was as dangerous as the Sharad Pawar-led NCP.

Former Maharashtra home minister R R Patil, who now heads NCP's state unit, tried to persuade Hazare to call off the hunger strike but the social activist did not heed his request.
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