New Delhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare broke his fast on the 13th day at the Ramlila Maidan in Delhi as massive crowds witnessed and celebrated the triumph of people’s power. Anna ended his fast after Parliament adopts the Sense of the House resolution on his 3 key points on Saturday.
Two five-year old girls Simran and Ikra from Delhi offered coconut water and honey to Anna Hazare. After breaking his fast, Anna thanked the people for their support. Anna said “I thank the countrymen, my brothers, sisters and kids for the fight against corruption.”
Anna left for Medanta Medicity hospital and hop his visit to Rajghat due to health issues. He will be admitted to the hospital for 2 to 3 days. Dr Naresh Trehan had said on Saturday that Anna’s blood pressure was low and he had also lost weight.
After 9 hours long debate in Parliament on Saturday, the government fixed to its stand and did not go for a voice vote. The resolution on Lokpal was passed by a beating of desk collectively.
While Anna broke his fast, he made it clear that the fight will persist as the battle is only half won.
Earlier, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal thanked the Prime Minister and Parliamentarians for agreeing to their demands.
Celebrations bust out across the nations as Anna broke his fast. There were festivities at Anna’s village Ralegaon Siddhi as people there distributed sweets and decorated their houses.