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Only suspended my fast, not ended it: Anna

Sunday August 28, 2011 11:32:30 AM, IANS

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New Delhi: Anna Hazare said Sunday he had only "suspended" his fast and not ended it, adding that his campaign for a strong Lokpal institution would continue till parliament passed the anti-graft bill.

"I have just suspended the fast.. did not end it. The fight will go on till parliament passes the Lokpal bill," the 74-year-old told thousands of his cheering supporters at the Ramlila Maidan.

He broke his 12-day fast after sipping coconut water and honey.

 

Five-year-old Simran, a Dalit from Sunder Nagri in the capital, and Iqri, a Muslim girl from Turkman Gate, offered the coconut water and honey mixture to him.

As a smiling Anna sipped from a steel glass, people in Ramlila Maidan cheered and hugged each other while some sang "Desh ke pyare Anna Hamare".

 


 





 

 

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