Anna Hazare calls off hunger strike after meeting Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis
New Delhi, Mar 29 (IBNS): Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday called off his hunger strike over the Jan Lokpal bill after meeting Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, media reports said.
Hazare began his indefinite hunger strike over the anti-corruption Lokpal bill in New Delhi on Mar 23.
He had resorted to the fast to press for the demand for setting up of Lok Pal bill and implementation of the Swaminatha Commission report
After calling off strike, Anna told media, "The Lokpal issue is still pending. Our chief minister is saying the issue will be solved within six months. The government and the public are not separate entities. It is the duty of the government to do good for the people."
Thousands of people, including a sizeable representation from the agrarian community, have thronged the Ramlila Maidan in solidarity with Hazare's demand.
Ahead of starting his hunger strike, Anna took a dig at the Government and claimed that they are trying to create a Hindrance to his protest.
Before beginning his hunger strike, Anna visited Rajghat and marched to Shaheedi Park.