Mumbai: Under poor response and bad health, Anna Hazare today called off his fast a day before schedule and repetitive his warning to campaign against Congress in the five poll-bound states for not brining a strong Lokpal.
The 74-year-old activist Hazare made the surprise declaration midway through his three-day fast at MMRDA grounds, which reported poor attendance of people for the second continuous day, in severe contrast the mass swelling in Delhi prior this year during his three fasts.
Hazare did not formulate any reference to the earlier plans of coming to Delhi for a dharna of the residence of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and concerning the jail bharo protest after that.
Hazare said that “Now two years are left for the general elections. In between, I will go to various parts of the country and keep awakening the people till next general elections.”
The conclusion of the fast by Hazare, who was having fever of 100 degree F, came doctors recommended him to stop his protest saying continuing it will lead to kidney failure.
Hazare said that he was already fasting four days before begin of the protest strike yesterday here.
Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal said that they have withdrawn the planned jail bharo campaign for the time being, although will campaign against the Congress in the imminent assembly elections in 5 states.