Social activist Anna Hazare said he would sit on a fast on April 5 in Delhi for introduction of the Lokpal Bill to check corruption.

Hazare, while addressing a public meeting at Kalidas auditorium last evening, appealed people to participate in 'jail bharo' agitation in protest against rising corruption and incidents of violence on April 12.

The anti-corruption crusader surprised many, especially in the background of his Gandhian ways of protest, when he said that his aims of uprooting corruption will never succeed on the line of Mahatma's thinking and people should instead adopt ways of Maratha king Shivaji.

Describing his April 5 fast as the "second battle for freedom," the social activist asked youths to come forward.

He said that people should undertake fast in front of offices at gram panchayats, tehsils, collectorates and submit memorandum demanding passage of Lokpal Bill.

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