As Anna Hazare’s fast entered its sixth day, his team on Sunday accused the government of not showing any concern for the health of the Gandhian and demanded “pro-active steps” to pass Jan Lokpal Bill in Parliament within the time “stipulated” by him.
“Anna has not eaten for six days but no one (in government) looks concerned. MPs and government should take pro-active steps to pass the Jan Lokpal bill in the stipulated time,” Mr. Hazare’s close associate Kiran Bedi said.
Mr. Hazare had on Friday raised the political stakes by giving a deadline to the government to pass the Jan Lokpal bill by August 30 failing which he would continue his fast “till my last breath”.
Government and Team Anna on Saturday spoke of the need for a dialogue on the Lokpal issue despite continuing rhetoric on both sides.