28 dec 2011
Ailing Anna ends fast; Team Anna calls off ‘Jail Bharo’
Mumbai: Bowing to appeals from doctors, Anna Hazare, hit by viral fever, said he was ending his three-day fast a day earlier Wednesday but vowed to keep fighting for a “strong Lokpal”.
A day after the Lok Sabha passed the government’s Lokpal bill trashed by Team Anna, Hazare declared from the stage at the MMRDA ground that “we will end our fast” Wednesday.
Anna also pledged to tour all five states which will see elections early next year to campaign against those who did not vote for his “Jan Lokpal bill”.
“This is the only way forward after seeing what happened in parliament yesterday,” he said, referring to the passage of the Lokpal bill Tuesday night in the Lok Sabha.
Meanwhile, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday announced the withdrawal of a ‘jail bharo’ agitation which was to start from Friday.