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On day 9, fasting Team Anna's health worsens

August 02, 2012 12:31 IST

Concern mounted on Thursday over the health of three Team Anna members, whose fast entered the ninth day, as activists held discussions on the next course of action though the government showed no sign of getting into negotiation to end the stir.

Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai have refused hospitalisation despite their health condition worsening and a warning from police that organisers will be "squarely responsible" if anything happens to the fasting activists.

"All the three have repeatedly said that they are here for sacrifice. They will not get prevailed upon. They are very determined themselves," Team Anna member Kiran Bedi said.

Hazare, whose fast entered the fifth day, held discussions with the three fasting activists and Bedi in the morning.

None of the fasting activists took to the dais till 11:30 am though a crowd of around 500 gathered at the protest venue at Jantar Mantar. Hazare came to the stage along with Bollywood actor Anupam Kher a little later.

Security has been stepped up at the site following yesterday's bomb explosions in Pune. Police personnel were deployed in large numbers at the protest venue and bomb disposal squads were pressed to check the site on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.

There was no move from the government to initiate a dialogue with the protesters to end the stir.

Click to read what happened on Wednesday night at Jantar Mantar

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