Anna’s hunger strike enters 2nd day, activist says will continue despite fall in health

24 March, New Delhi


As his hunger strike against non appointment of Lokpal and on the issue of farmers’ distress entered the second day, anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Saturday said that despite the deterioration in his health, he would continue with his protest.

“Today, is the second day. My BP has gone down, doctor advised me to speak less. But it doesn’t matter to me,” the social activist, who kicked off his indefinite hunger strike at Ramlila Maidan here on Friday, told a TV channel.

Hazare, who sat on hunger strike after nearly seven years, has been stressing on the appointment of Lokpal and Lokayuktas at the Centre and in the states.

He is also stressing on the farmers rights, implementation of Swaminathan Commission and other concerns, such as the minimum support price, loan waivers and others.

On Friday, Hazare kicked off his hunger strike after he paid tribute to Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat here.

On the first day, Hazare, targeted the Central Government over the matter of fair price fixation for the farmers produce, and said that the ryots in the country were under distress as they were not getting the right prices.

He said he would continue this indefinite hunger strike till a concrete plan is in place regarding these concerns.

The Delhi Police has made elaborate security arrangements in view of the revived movement.

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