India's parliament expressed support on Saturday for tougher anti-corruption legislation, the finance minister said, meeting key demands set by a self-styled Gandhian social activist to end his 12-day hunger strike against graft.
Supporters of an anti-graft activist whose hunger strike campaign has galvanised millions of Indians appeared to reach out to the country's embattled government on Sunday after coming under pressure to tone down their demands.
A vast and jubilant crowd cheered as Gandhian activist Anna Hazare walked out of jail in New Delhi on Friday to carry on a hunger strike in public, the latest act in a drama of popular fury over corruption that has put India's government in a bind
A popular Indian anti-graft campaigner won a bitter fight against the government to hold a two-week public fast from Thursday, stepping up the pressure on the government to show a restive nation it can tackle rampant corruption. &
A veteran Indian social activist Anna Hazare ended on Saturday a five-day hunger strike after the government gave in to his demands for tougher anti-graft legislation which had drawn the support of thousands.
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