Social activist Anna Hazare was admitted to a hospital in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar after his health deteriorated on Wednesday. This is the second time within a week that Hazare had to be taken to the hospital. It comes after week-long hunger strike for demanding Lokpal Bill. News Nation has learnt that doctors at the Ahmednagar hospital say that the oxygen supply to his brain has been affected, which may result in brain haemorrhage.
Social activist Anna Hazare admitted to hospital in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar after his health deteriorated on Wednesday. The 82-year-old recently sat on a 7-day hunger strike at Ralegan Siddhi — his native village demanding implementation of the Lokayukta Act. Watch video pic.twitter.com/RHnCz1XsYT— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) February 14, 2019
Hazare had earlier warned that if the Modi government did not fulfil its promises, he would return his Padma Bhushan award. He was also hospitalised on February 5. The hospitalisation of the Gandhian came on the seventh day of his hunger strike, which happened to be the last day of his fast. He had called off his hunger strike after a marathon meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and two Union ministers. "I have decided to call off my fast after satisfactory talks with Fadnavis and the other ministers," Hazare told reporters. Fadnavis, who reached Hazare's native Ralegan Siddhi village in Ahmednagar district in the afternoon and held prolonged talks with him, said the government has accepted the activist's demands.
Hazare had Monday claimed that senior BJP leaders who once vehemently backed his Lokpal demand had turned 'allergic' to it after coming to power and accused the ruling dispensation of betraying people who voted it to power in 2014.
"During my Ramlila Maidan agitation on Lokpal and Lokayukta, the entire country stood up. An atmosphere was created. That is the reason why you (BJP) came to power. Now you are betraying the people who brought you to power," Hazare had said.
"Leaders like Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj had once vehemently defended the Lokpal demand in Parliament. But after coming to power, they are mum over it. It looks like they are allergic to Lokpal and Lokayukta. The agitation brought them to power, but they have forgotten it," Hazare had said.
The 82-year-old had lost 4.25 kg in during his hunger strike.