rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » News » Ailing Anna sips juice, ends fast

Ailing Anna sips juice, ends fast

December 28, 2011 20:25 IST

In a sudden climb down, Anna Hazare on Wednesday made a surprise announcement of calling off his campaign to fill jails from Friday and ended his fast.

No reasons were given by the 74-year-old activist for the abrupt decisions but apparently it was the poor public response to the three-day fast which he had began on Tuesday and to have a parallel fast by his team in Delhi that weighed heavily on his mind.

He was also unwell and was earlier urged by his doctors to give up the fast.

A girl from Ralegan Siddhi, Hazare's village, gave the activist a glass of juice to break the fast. Hazare offered juice to his team members Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Mayank Gandhi.

Pic: Sahil Salvi/Rediff.com

© Copyright 2014 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.