Social activist Anna Hazare is planning to go on anshan yet again.
Though he has been campaigning for decades, he has been firmly in the national limelight for only about a year now.
A look at the A to Z of the grand old man of Maharashtra…
A for Anshan
That`s right. Fasting or anshan, is Anna`s biggest weapon. 2011 wasn’t the only Year of the Fast for Anna. He used it in a big way in 1989 and continued in right throughout the 1990s. In 2003, he used this weapon to topple corrupt ministers in Maharashtra. In 2006 it was over an RTI amendment. In 2010 it was to protest the grain-based liquor policy.
Of course the August Kranti of 2011 was an unprecedented TV powered national spectacle. A is also for Team Anna (the thing that defines Hazare the most) member Arvind Kejriwal, who is one of the masterminds of the current anti-corruption movement.
Image: 73-year old anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare protests at Rajghat in New Delhi on August 15, 2011.