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Veteran social activist Anna Hazare is likely to rope in Aamir Khan

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October 30, 2012

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Veteran social activist Anna Hazare is likely to rope in Aamir Khan for the new phase of his anti-corruption movement, which he plans to launch in January.

Aamir KhanHazare would speak to Aamir in this regard after the actor returns from Haj pilgrimage, sources close to the anti-graft crusader told a news agency.

Aamir’s hugely popular TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ had raised public awareness about various social issues and this perhaps has prompted Hazare to think about roping in the Bollywood star to popularise the subjects he wants to take up as part of his movement, sources said.

Aamir had shared the dais with Hazare during the latter’s agitation in Delhi last year for a strong Lokpal. He had also sent a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking the Government to act on the demand for a strong anti-corruption mechanism.

After disbanding Team Anna, which spearheaded the Lokpal agitation, Hazare is in the process of finalising a new team and has spoken about including former Government employees, ex-servicemen among others in it.

According to the 74-year-old Gandhian, besides corruption, his movement will also focus on issues related to farmers and electoral reforms.

However, will Aamir take a proactive stand or will just extend support to it as a bystander, remains to be seen.

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