Lokpal Bill: Anna's fast unto-death leaves many worried

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Pune, Aug 4: While Anna Hazare is adamant to continue his fight against corruption, the villagers of Ralegan Siddhi are worried about the veteran's health.

Hazare had earlier said that he would fast unto death till the government bent on its knees, forcing them to sanction the Lokpal Bill.

Anna is set to start his fast on Aug 16, though the venue is still to be decided for the same. The Delhi police had earlier said no to Hazare and his team to fast at Jantar Mantar.

"We are worried about Anna's health as he is keeping indifferent health since quite some time. These fasts take their toll on his health," said Datta Awari, a resident of Hazare's village.

In his fight, Anna at many occasions took up fast so that action be taken against corrupt ministers.

"This would be the 12th fast that Hazare would be undertaking and at this age this would be taking its toll on him for sure," said Awari.

The villagers who are worried about Hazare's health and age, said they were ready to go to any extent to help Hazare.

"Some of us will be travelling to Delhi to fast with Anna, while the others will be fasting in the village itself. We are ready to face any brutality inflicted on us by the police, but we will not retaliate," said Eknath Bhalekar, a villager.

"Our Anna draws his strength from the support expressed by him by the youth of the nation. This very strength is providing Anna the strength to continue with his fight against corruption," stated Awari.

The villagers are also holding prayers so that Anna be successful in all his ventures.

"Once Anna returns from Delhi, he will direct us on further course of action," said Bhalekar.

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