Anna Hazare advised two-day rest

Social activist Anna Hazare has been advised to take two days of `complete rest` on health grounds, his close aide said on Tuesday.

Last Updated: Dec 06, 2011, 16:11 PM IST

Ralegan Siddhi: Social activist Anna
Hazare has been advised to take two days of `complete rest` on
health grounds, his close aide said on Tuesday.

"The doctor attending on Hazare has advised him two
days of complete rest on medical grounds," Hazare`s close aide
Suresh Pathare said.

Hazare, who is currently in his native village, will
leave for Delhi on December 10 and join the day-long agitation
for a strong Lokpal Bill the next day, he said.

According to Pathare, the doctor has also prescribed
some tablets for Hazare, "which are being sent to the
village," he said.

Although, Pathare did not elaborate on the nature of
Hazare`s health problem, sources close to the activist said,
he was suffering from severe back ache.

Hazare has already announced that he will sit on an
indefinite fast in jail, if police do not give permission for
his proposed protest at Delhi`s Ramlila Maidan, later this
month for a strong Lokpal.

Team Anna has sought permission from Delhi police for
a fast by Hazare from December 27 at the Ramlila Maidan, if
the Bill is not passed in the ongoing Parliament session.

Hazare had sat on a fast in Delhi`s Tihar Jail in
August, when the government did not give him permission to sit
on a dharna in the national capital.

PTI