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Hazare 'unwell', urged to end fast

mumbai Updated: Dec 27, 2011 14:33 IST

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Social activist Anna Hazare is suffering from fever and has been requested to end his fast in Mumbai to press for a strong Lokpal Bill, said his colleague Kiran Bedi on Tuesday.

"I know Anna's health is not fine. He is having fever. Let's all request him to continue the agitation but stop fasting," said Bedi.

"Anna has been suffering from flu and has temperature. He is on antibiotics and is not eating for the past two days. Considering how dangerous it is for his health we are requesting him to eat some fruits at least and continue the dharna," said Bedi.

India Against Corruption activists Manish Sisodia and Arvind Kejriwal too urged people to request Hazare to end his fast.

"We request Anna to call off his fast and continue the dharna. We all are on fast," Kejriwal said.

Hazare arrived at the MMRDA ground in Mumbai on Tuesday morning where he is to observe a three-day fast for a strong Lokpal Bill.

He arrived at the fast venue in Bandra-Kurla Complex in suburban Mumbai after a rally from Juhu beach.

Hazare had gone to Juhu beach to pay his respects at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, signalling a symbolic start to his agitation.

He prayed at the Gandhi statue.

The response to the movement as compared to the previous fast in April at Delhi is lukewarm. Police sources estimate that as many as 3500 people had turned up at the ground by 1pm.

However organisers claimed that there were over 5000 people with more expected to come by evening after work.