New Delhi: Hundreds of supporters of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare broke into celebrations at the historic Ramlila Maidan here, where he ended his 12 day-long fast.

Around 4,000 people stayed overnight at the protest venue while hundreds of others have started arriving early on Sunday.

"I started at around 5 am as I wanted to ensure that I could be in the front row, so that I could witness Anna breaking his fast," said 37-year-old Ramesh Kumar, a resident of Ghaziabad who claims to be a die-hard Anna supporter.
    
There is a festive atmosphere at the ground, as people are singing and dancing to the tune of drums and celebrating "victory" of Hazare.

Another supporter Vijay Gupta, who had come along with his family from Lucknow said, he was "happy to be part of history in making."
    
"I am extremely happy that the government has conceded to the demand of Anna Hazare, the corruption is affecting everybody in the society and we want a very strong Lokpal Bill," he said amid chanting of slogans.

Meanwhile, heavy deployment of police personnel has been made in and around the venue.

People are hoisting flags and chanting slogans making the atmosphere festive and jubilant.
   
Demanding passing of Jan Lokpal Bill by the Parliament, Hazare went on fast from August 16.

(Agencies)