Arvind Kejriwal, Gopal Rai very weak but fast continues

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New Delhi, Aug 1: With the health of Team Anna members Gopal Rai and Arvind Kejriwal deteriorating further, some of their fellow activists today requested both to end their fast.

However, Kejriwal told the well-wishers not to worry. Assuring them that his health parameters are okay, he slammed the government for trying to rush him to the hospital.

"The government should not touch me. They are saying that, under the IPC, I am attempting suicide but they are wrong. This government is worse than Britishers," Kejriwal said.

Expressing full faith in the doctors of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, the anti-corruption activist stressed that henceforth he will not have any contacts with government doctors.

Kiran Bedi who is also a member of Team Anna rued that no minister or official have met them so far. "Kejriwal is much weaker than yesterday. I want the matter to be resolved as soon as possible but not at his cost," she said.

Another Team Anna member Kumar Vishwas pointed out that the whole country is concerned about the health condition of Kejriwal and Rai.

Anna Hazare averred that the duo is observing an indefinite fast for the nation. "Why can't government see that? Fasting for a cause is a part of Indian history and not a crime. The government is scared of our tactic. If they use force, we will still continue our fast," he warned.

When reporters asked if the government will intervene, Minister of State for Agriculture and Parliamentary Affairs Harish Rawat replied in the negative. He said that it is for Team Anna to decide whether Kejriwal and Rai should call off their fast.

"Andolan is their right and I hope they will take care of their health. We also want a strong Lokpal but we are in a democracy. We have to work with all," the minister added.

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