Day 12: Anna Hazare’s morning address says fast continues

first_imgAhead of the debate on Lokpal issue in Parliament, Anna Hazare on Saturday addressed his supporters declaring that he will continue his protest till his last breath.Amid mounting worries over the 74-year-old Gandhian’s health, Hazare said he could fast for another “three-four days” and “nothing will happen to him”.Hazare, who hadn’t addressed his supporters since 8 pm on August 25, emerged on the dais at around 10 am to a loud cheer from supporters who raised slogans like ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Inquilab Zindabad’.”I am not doing this for my personal gain. If it was so, I would not have lasted five days. Till Jan Lokpal Bill is passed, my protest will continue,” the Gandhian told his supporters at Ramlila Maidan. It’s the 12th day of his fast today.He said he was getting energy from those who are coming out in support of the cause and this energy will help him sustain for three-four more days. “Till Jan Lokpal Bill is passed, I won’t die,” he said in his speech that lasted for five minutes.Hazare said he was surprised at the manner in which the country has responded to his call for fight against corruption. He then referred to a person who was sporting a tattoo on his shoulder that stated that he was a supporter of the Gandhian.”I am surprised that a ‘fakir’ is getting this support. It is not me who is doing all this. God has chosen me to do the work. It is he who is doing all this. I am praised for what I am doing. A ‘fakir’ should not be praised so much,” he said.advertisementlast_img

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