New Delhi, Jan 2: With anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare's health condition threatening to derail the fight for a strong Lokpal Bill, there seems to be more setbacks for Team Anna in the pipeline. There are plans to call off Anna's plans to campaign in the five poll-bound states because of his ill health.
Anna is still in Sancheti hospital, Pune following chest congestion, severe bronchitis and viral fever. Though his condition is improving, his doctors have advised complete rest for the next seven days before he recovers. The doctors have also strictly advised him not to go on fast for the next one month.
Anna, however was confident to resume his fight against corruption. He was quoted as saying, "I am not as unwell as people may think. My condition has improved. I will get better soon, please do not worry about my health."
Dr Parag Sancheti added on Anna's health, "We have requested (advised) Anna not to go on any fast for a month. He will be discharged in 5-6 days." Dr Mahendra Kavedi commented, "Anna is improving, less swelling; weight is 69.7, which is stable. His chest has bronchitis and will need four more days of antibiotics. He is moving around on his own."
India Against Corruption has also indefinitely postponed the core committee meeting citing Anna's ill health. Key Team Anna member, Arvind Kejriwal will travel to the Pune hospital where Anna is, to formulate the next course of action.
Anna's supporters held a prayer meeting at Rajghat in Delhi for the crusader's health and vowed to make Jan Lokpal a reality this year. Kiran Bedi commented at the event, "A spiritual start of the year at Rajghat by joining IAC volunteers in prayer for Anna's health and Resolve to make JLPB (Jan Lokpal Bill) happen."