Key member of Team Anna Arvind Kejriwal and others already started the hunger strike on July 25. Kejriwal also appealed to Anna not to join the fasting programme, keeping in mind the ageing man's health. He said India had lost people like Mahatma Gandhi and Jaiprakash Narayan prematurely and could not afford to find a similar fate descending on Anna.
Anna's ultimatum to the government to arrive at a decision on his demands ended on Saturday. He said he would fight for the Jan Lokpal Bill till his death. Meanwhile, Kejriwal slammed the media saying the latter did not have guts to highlight the failures of people like Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. All corrupt people were hoping for Anna's failure, he said.