Chennai: Expressing solidarity with social activist Anna Hazare's agitation in Mumbai against a "weak" Lokpal bill, his supporters commenced a three-day fast in the city on Tuesday.
"While 26 people will fast continuously for three days, over a 100 have lent their support. We expect more people to come as some have said they want to join from Wednesday," Banu Gomes, media coordinator of India Against Corruption, said at the venue - a marriage hall lent by superstar Rajnikant.
On Monday, Rajinikant had lent his marriage hall in Kodambakkam area free of cost to the anti-corruption activists for three days to stage the fast.
"We had approached him for support. He (Rajinikanth) accepted it and said he was always for anti-corruption. He offered it free of cost and said it was his service to the country," M S Chandramohan, central core committee member of India against Corruption, said.
IAC also plans to hold 'Jail Bharo Andolan' from December 30, he said.