Sikkim farmer on fast in support of Anna

A farmer in Sikkim is on a fast for the last three-days without even taking water to express support to Anna Hazare`s fast for a strong Lokpal.

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2011, 17:19 PM IST

Gangtok: A farmer in Sikkim is on a fast for
the last three-days without even taking water to express
support to Anna Hazare`s fast for a strong Lokpal.

Yong Tshering Lepcha, a farmer from Nimtar in East Sikkim
started his fast near the Paljor stadium fish pond on
Saturday.
"I would not take any water also for the first three days
of my fast. After three days I would take water but plan to
fast as long as Anna observes," the 42-year old farmer said.

"Being a progressive farmer, I want to appeal to all
people in the state to support Anna Hazare in whatever
capacity they can," he said, while also welcoming expressions
of support for his initiative as well.
Meanwhile, Janswayam Sewa Sangathan (People`s Volunteer
Cell) announced plans to take out a rally from the Deorali
Ropeway Complex to Zero Point tomorrow in support of Anna
Hazare and his cause here in Gangtok.

Another rally will be organized on August 24 by Nagrik
Adhikar Suraksha Sangathan Sikkim to support Anna Hazare and
also to protest the now withdrawn Public Order Bill.

PTI