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Dandi March II to conclude on Saturday

Fri 25th Mar 2011 06:54 AM
Dandi March II to conclude on Saturday
Dandi March II to conclude on Saturday

Dandi March II, launched by NRIs in the US, seeking constitution of a powerful and independent Lok Pal to eradicate corruption and recovery of black money stashed abroad by Indians, will conclude on March 26.

The NRIs, under the leadership of organizations like People for Lok Satta, began their 240-mile-long march from Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Park in San Diego, California, on March 12 to the Gandhi statue in San Francisco touching 35 towns en route.

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Mahatma Gandhi’s historic Dandi March from Sabarmati Ashram against foreign rule inspired NRIs to emulate him in their fight against corruption in India now.

Transcending differences of caste and religion, region and language, NRIs in large numbers have responded to Lok Satta Party president Jayaprakash Narayan’s call and took part in the march or pledged support, said party spokesman Katari Srinivasa Rao in a media statement. Dainik Chhattisgarh editor Sunil Kumar took part in the march in the US while the Gandhian Satyagraha Brigade from Delhi expressed its solidarity.

On March 26, rallies in support of Dandi March II are taking place in 12 cities of the US and 22 places, including Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh. Indians living in Dubai, the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, and Malaysia are also planning solidarity rallies.