Anna to continue fast till his health permits: Bedi

PTI New Delhi | Updated on November 12, 2017 Published on August 18, 2011

Anna Hazare will continue his fast till his health permits and there is no perceived threat to his life, his associate Ms Kiran Bedi said today, stressing that his protest is an indefinite hunger strike and “not a fast-unto-death“.

While indicating that there will be no confrontation with government over the issue of providing medical attention to the Gandhian, Ms Bedi said they do not view the agreement over Mr Hazare’s agitation as a victory for one side and defeat for the other.

“As long as he can fast, he’ll continue the fast. But the moment Dr Naresh Trehan’s team is of the view that he needs medical attention, he will get medical attention because the object is that it is an indefinite fast and not a fast-unto- death.

“He will fast as long as he can sustain it, he will fast as long as there is no threat to his life,” Ms Bedi said, adding the protest by Hazare was not just a fast but also a dharna.

Ms Bedi said the issue was linked with Mr Hazare’s health and that was why government doctors and physicians of their choice —— a team of doctors monitored by Trehan —— will monitor his health.

“His health cannot be allowed to deteriorate,” she said.

Published on August 18, 2011
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