Anna catches cold ahead of fast

Ahead of his three-day fast here from December 27, Anna Hazare has caught cold but his associates say it is no major cause for concern.

Last Updated: Dec 25, 2011, 00:16 AM IST

Ralegan Siddhi: Ahead of his three-day
fast here from December 27 to protest against a "weak" Lokpal
Bill, Anna Hazare has caught cold but his associates say it
is no major cause for concern.

"Anna has cough and cold. However, there is no reason to
worry. He is taking medicines. There is no cause for concern,"
Hazare`s aide Suresh Pathare told reporters.

Team Anna has been forced to cough up about Rs 7 lakh as
rental for the MMRDA ground here after the Bombay High Court
yesterday rejected a petition seeking free or discounted rates
for the venue.

Despite criticism by the government and some political
parties, the Gandhian, 74, has decided to go ahead with the
fast, followed by a fill-the-jail agitation against the
"watered down" Lokpal Bill tabled in Parliament.

PTI