No more fasts, will fight for causes through agitations: Anna

Anna Hazare

Anna Hazare has said he will not resort to fasting any more to press for his demands, and will fight for his causes through agitations.

"Now onwards I will not undertake fast. In future, I will fight for my causes through agitations," the social activist said last night at a Ganesh mandal ceremony in Pimpri-Chinchwad industrial township near Pune.

The anti-corruption crusader also said he would continue to work to send "clean" people to Parliament.

He said a large number of retired IAS officers had shown their willingness to join his movement for a corruption-free India.

Expressing full faith in country's youth, the Gandhian asked them not to be pessimistic about the future of the country.

The septugenarian activist had fasted three times last year (twice in Delhi and once in Mumbai) to press for a strong Lokpal Bill.

The Gandhian again sat on a protest fast at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi in July this year.

Earlier, he had undertaken hunger strikes on several occasions in Maharashtra on issues related to corruption and transparency in governance.

Hazare said he is deeply influenced by Mahatma Gandhi, for whom fasting was a spiritual weapon.

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