New Delhi, Aug 1: Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal, whose indefinite fast for a strong Lokpal Bill entered its eighth day today, accused the government of plotting a conspiracy against him, and said that he would be killed if taken to hospital for a medical check up.
“Whenever the government tries to take someone to hospital while they are fasting, they die. I suspect a conspiracy by the government,” Kejriwal told a gathering at the Jantar Mantar here.
“If I am taken forcibly to the hospital, then the responsibility lies on the shoulders of all of you present here to take me out from there,” he added, while making an emotional appeal. Kejriwal further said that his indefinite hunger strike is a sacrifice for the nation.
He also refused to give his medical reports to government doctors.
“I am not committing suicide, this is a sacrifice for the nation. Chidambaram should not be worried about my health. We will not give our medical reports to government doctors,” he said.
Doctors have advised Kejriwal, who is a diabetic, to get admitted to the hospital following his deteriorating health condition.
Meanwhile, veteran social activist Anna Hazare echoed similar sentiments as his key aide, and criticized the government for its indifferent attitude.
“It is a conspiracy by the government to admit him (Kejriwal) to a hospital. We will not allow it. When does a person commit suicide? He does so when he is in trouble, but Arvind is fighting for the people of the country,” he said proudly.
Anna also reiterated that his indefinite fast would continue till the last breath of his life. “We will continue the fast till we have the last breath,” he said.
Team Anna Core Committee met here earlier in the day to decide on the future course of action taking note of Kejriwal’s deteriorating health.
Hazare began his indefinite fast against corruption on Sunday by joining Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai – who have been fasting since July 25.
Team Anna has demanded the setting up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of retired judges of Supreme and High Courts, to probe charges of corruption against 15 cabinet ministers, including the Prime Minister.
They have also sought the transferring of cases against political party chiefs, which are being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to the SIT, in addition to setting up fast track courts to dispose of cases against lawmakers within six months. (ANI)