Anti-Corruption

Anna Refuses To Be Put on Intravenous Drip, Warns Govt Against Forcible Eviction

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New Delhi: Anna Hazare, who has been sitting on fast-unto-death since August 16, last night rejected doctor’s advice to be put on Intravenous (IV) drip. He also refused to take any medicine and warned the government against trying to forcibly evict him from the protest site of Ramlila Maidan.

Hazare, who appeared before thousands of his supporters late last night, said the team of doctors headed by Naresh Trehan had said in the afternoon that he had some problems in his kidney and that he should take some medicine.

India`s anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare, second left, is aided by doctors as he stands up on the 8th day of his hunger strike in New Delhi.

Trehan advised Hazare to get hospitalised but the Gandhian, who has been fasting for more than a week, refused to do so.

“The entire team has examined Anna Hazare. There are changes in his vital signs. We told him that he needs hospitalisation. But he refused saying I want to be here with the people and asked for intravenous drips to be put on him here only,” Trehan said.

Hours later, Hazare told his supporters: “I told him then that I would decide by 10 PM after listening to my conscience. My conscience asked me why are you afraid of dying. You had earlier said that you are not afraid of dying, then why are you scared of dying now.”

“I have decided not to take any medicine. I would ask Dr Trehan and others not to mistake me in this regard. Please do not mistake me for (not taking the medicine),” he said.

He also warned the government against trying to remove him forcibly from the protest site.

“If someone from government comes here to evict me forcibly you people should go and block the gate. But you should be peaceful,” the frail-looking Hazare told the cheering crowd.

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