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Hazare catches cold ahead of fast; no cause for concern: aide

india Updated: Dec 24, 2011 17:28 IST

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Ahead of his three-day fast from December 27 to protest against a "weak" Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare has caught a cold but his associates say it is no major cause for concern.

"Anna has cough and cold. However, there is no reason to worry. He is taking medicines. There is no cause for concern," Hazare's aide Suresh Pathare told reporters.

Team Anna has been forced to cough up about Rs 7 lakh as rental for the MMRDA ground after the Bombay high court on Friday rejected a petition seeking free or discounted rates for the venue.

Despite criticism by the government and some political parties, the Gandhian, 74, has decided to go ahead with the fast, followed by a fill-the-jail agitation against the "watered down" Lokpal Bill tabled in Parliament.