Anna told his supporters as he also mantra ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’, “My fast has begun. I will not speak much now.”
Along with Anna, important members of Team Anna like Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Sanjay Singh and Kumar Vishwas also united the fast.
Anna began his fast at about 10:15 am at Jantar Mantar, the protest hotspot in the national capital, enclosed by a number of supporters, who waved the tri-colour, intermittently shouting slogans like ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’.
Hazare was received at the protest venue with a deafening applause and sloganeering by his supporters, who had get-together at the venue braving the morning chill.