Saturday, March 12, 2011

Dandi March II against Corruption begins

The Lok Satta Party today expressed its solidarity with NRIs in the U. S. who have launched Dandi March II, as part of their campaign against corruption in India.

Starting at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, San Diego, California, on March 12, Dandi March II goes through Los Angeles and ends on March 26 at Gandhi Statue, San Francisco.

Mahatma Gandhi led the historic Dandi March from Sabarmati Ashram near Ahmedabad to the coastal village of Dandi against foreign rule. As he continued the 240-mile march, thousands of Indians joined him along the way. The march sparked a mass civil disobedience movement and changed the course of Indian history.

Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s example, NRIs in the U. S. have now undertaken the 240-mile Dandi March 11 in their fight against corruption in India.

On March 26, Indians in 11 other states in U.S including New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Seattle are conducting similar marches in their cities. Indians living in Dubai, the U. K., Germany, Canada, Switzerland, Singapore,and Malaysia are also planning marches.

In India, marches are planned in _12 cities including Chennai, Hyderabad, Kakinada, Mumbai, Banglore and Ahmedabad on March 26.

Giving this information in a media statement, Lok Satta Party spokesman Katari Srinivasa Rao said the NRIs’ quest to rid India of corruption is commendable. He hoped that the Government would institute a strong and independent Lok Pal mechanism to curb monumental corruption in India.


  1. The Dandhi March won India Independence from the Britishers. We now need independence from our own Indians !
    Can we clean the Herculean stables of Corruption in India?

  2. Gandhiji's MARCH inspired millions of Indians. He touched villages.

    What is the use of doing a MARCH outside India? Who are we inspiring? Who cares if we do a 240 mile MARCH or a 1000 mile MARCH in a place where nobody knows anything about it?