Lokpal: Anna's hunger strike enters Day Four

Last Modified Monday, 26 March 2018 (18:13 IST)
New Delhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare's hunger strike against non-appointment of and on the issue of farmers' distress entered the fourth day on Monday.According to sources, Mr Hazare had lost about 4 kilos after four days of fasting though his blood pressure was normal. On Saturday, Anna said he would continue with his protest despite the deterioration in his health.

Mr Hazare, who went on hunger strike after nearly seven years, has stressed on the appointment of Lokpal and at the Centre and in the states.The ambit of the protest also includes farmers rights, implementation of recommendations, minimum support price and loan waivers for farmers.

Mr Hazare kicked off his hunger strike on Friday after he paid homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat here.On the first day, Mr Hazare targeted the Centre over the issue of fair price fixation for farmers produce and said ryots in the country were under distress as they were not getting the right prices.

He said he would continue his indefinite hunger strike till a concrete plan was in place regarding these concerns.Delhi Police has made elaborate security in view of the revived movement.(UNI)