Team Anna to end fast at 5 p.m. tomorrow
New Delhi, Aug 2 (ANI): Veteran social activist Anna Hazare and his team members will call off their fast against corruption at 5 p.m. tomorrow.
The decision was taken due to rising concern about the health of Arvind Kejriwal, Gopal Rai and Manish Sisodia who have been on fast since July 25. Hazare began his hunger strike July 29.
The crowds have been thin as compared to the fast undertaken by Anna Hazare last year at the Ramlila Maidan. The Anna team has been blaming the media for not projecting their fast in the right perspective. Arvind Kejriwal made amends later by saying that media was a part of the 'movement.'
Following the blasts in Pune, Police have intensified security around the venue of the fast in the Capital.
Delhi Police on Wednesday sent a letter to Team Anna, asking Kejriwal, Sisodia and Rai - to agree to end their protest and be hospitalized.
In its letter, the Delhi Police reminded Team Anna that in the affidavit submitted to it before the start of the agitation, there was a clause that said that the latter would be permitted to shift fasting team members to hospital if their medical condition turned critical.
The letter of the Delhi Police is based on the observations of a team of doctors from Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital.
Arvind Kejriwal yesterday accused the government of plotting a conspiracy against him, and said that he would be killed if taken to hospital for a medical check up.
Kejriwal, who refused to give his medical reports to government doctors, also hit out at the government for its indifferent attitude.
The standoff between the UPA and Team Anna intensified after the latter demanded the setting up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of retired judges of Supreme and High Courts, to probe charges of corruption against 15 cabinet ministers, including the Prime Minister. (ANI)
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