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Anna to continue fast till health permits: Bedi

Anna Hazare will continue his fast till his health permits and there is no perceived threat to his life, his associate Kiran Bedi said, stressing that his protest is an indefinite hunger strike and "not a fast-unto-death".



New Delhi: Anna Hazare will continue his fast
till his health permits and there is no perceived threat to
his life, his associate Kiran Bedi said on Thursday, stressing that
his protest is an indefinite hunger strike and "not a
fast-unto-death".
While indicating that there will be no confrontation with
government over the issue of providing medical attention to
the Gandhian, Bedi said they do not view the agreement over
Hazare`s agitation as a victory for one side and defeat for
the other.

"As long as he can fast, he`ll continue the fast. But the
moment Dr Naresh Trehan`s team is of the view that he needs
medical attention, he will get medical attention because the
object is that it is an indefinite fast and not a fast-unto-
death.

"He will fast as long as he can sustain it, he will fast
as long as there is no threat to his life," Bedi said, adding
the protest by Hazare was not just a fast but also a dharna.
Bedi said the issue was linked with Hazare`s health and
that was why government doctors and physicians of their choice
-- a team of doctors monitored by Trehan -- will monitor his
health.

"His health cannot be allowed to deteriorate," she said.

Asked whether they saw the government climbdown as a
victory of the civil society, she said, "It is all about
finding a middle path. We heard them, they heard us and
finally that was the way to begin."

PTI

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