Bollywood actor Anupam Kher joins Team Anna, fast continues

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Anupam Kher with Team Anna
New Delhi, Aug 2: Crucial Team Anna members - Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai continued their fast which entered ninth day on Thursday, Aug 2. Finally, some prominent citizens including Bollywood actor Anupam Kher, former Army chief VK Singh reached their fast venue at Jantar Mantar in Delhi.

Citing the deteriorating health conditions of team members, Kher and other people in the dais urged them to call off their fast but no positive response from the team has come yet.

"It is our duty to raise voice against corruption. It is necessary that this voice reaches the masses. I appeal to all fasting activists, including Arvind, to call off their fast," said Mr Kher.

Clarifying the reason behind his decision to turn up to Jantar Mantar, the actor also added, "I have not come here to show my face at Jantar Mantar. I am here as a common man to participate in the andolan. It's shameful that people are fasting and there is no initiative from the government. This andolan will continue as corruption cannot be rooted out from the society overnight."

The actor also read a letter which was written by 23 prominent citizens of the country to Team Anna urging them to end the fast protest.

Meanwhile, another Team Anna member, Kiran Bedi published the names of the citizens who have appealed Anna and others to give up hunger strike.

Mrs Bedi tweeted, "23 eminent citizens made an appeal to Anna+to give up fast and offer instead a political alternative! See encl list!"

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