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Govt Will Be Responsible If Anything Happens To Anna Hazare: Arvind Kejriwal

PTI 24 Aug 2011, 21:28:52 IST

New Delhi, Aug 24:  Anna Hazare will break his nine-day-old fast if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tables the Jan Lokpal bill in Parliament on Thursday, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday.

"If the Prime Minister is concerned about Anna's health, he should table the Jan Lokpal Bill tomorrow in Parliament and Anna will break his fast. If anything happens to Anna Hazare, the government will be responsible for that," said Arvind Kejriwal at the Ramlila Maidan after the all-party meeting on the Lokpal Bill ended here.

"On Aug 15, the Prime Minister in his address to the nation said that some people want to create problems in this country. And on Aug 16, Anna Hazare was arrested on the pretext that his being out can create problems. Now, the Prime Minister is worried about his health," he said.

Meanwhile, Anna Hazare earlier in the day said he could fast for another nine days.

"My fast has entered the ninth day. Nothing will happen to me. I can fast for another nine days. We will fight together," he told the gathering at Ramlila Maidan. The statement by the 74-year-old Gandhian was greeted by loud applause and cheers by his supporters.

"Doctors have checked my vital parameters and everything is fine," Anna Hazare said.

The remarks came amid concerns over his health with doctors advising the hospitalisation of Hazare, who refused to do so and also refused to take intravenous drip.

"I am receiving energy from the enthusiasm of the crowd. Some people have spoiled the country, we will all together re -build the country," Hazare said.