Former BJP leader K N Govindacharya on Thursday appealed to Team Anna to climb down from their position for a peaceful solution to the present impasse and asked the government to hold talks with them.
Govindacharya said he was extremely worried about the health of Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal and that he fully supports their cause.
"We strongly condemn the strong-headed attitude of the government that is failing to take initiative to break the logjam," he said in a letter to Hazare and Kejriwal.
The letter was signed by several others as well.
"Both members of the civil society and the government should realise that they are working for the interest of common man. No situation should be allowed to degenerate into a crisis since this would be unhealthy for democracy. My way or no way should not be a policy of either side.
"...We appeal to both sides to sit together and find out an honourable solution to the present crisis. It is time for the civil society to join hands and find out ways to resolve the issue," he said.