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Ministers, MPs Face Protest From Anna Supporters

PTI 22 Aug 2011, 14:52:30 IST
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New Delhi, Aug 22:  Top ministers, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and some MPs today faced protests on the issue of the Lokpal Bill after Anna's supporters  gathered in front of their houses here following a call by Anna Hazare.  People protested in front of the residences of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, Dikshit and some MPs.

The first to face the ire of people was Sibal. Around 40 protesters staged a protest outside his Teen Murti residence seeking his support for the Jan Lokpal Bill.  The protests came following Hazare's call to stage demonstrations outside the residences of ministers and MPs to ask them their stand on the Lokpal bill.

“We have come here to request Sibal to support the Jan Lokpal Bill. This is a good bill and everybody should support it,” a protester outside Sibal's Teen Murti residence said.Last evening also several people had gathered outside the residence of Sibal and shouted slogans against him. They left before the police could come to the spot.  People also gathered outside the Talkatora residence of Mukherjee, who was member of the joint drafting committee on Lokpal Bill along with Sibal, and shouted slogans against the government.

Police was deployed outside their residences.  Protesters also staged demonstrations outside Dikshit's Motilal Nehru Road  residence. They shouted slogans against the Chief Minister and also mentioned the CAG report on Commonwealth Games.A protest was also held outside BJP MP Ashok Argal's residence. PTI