Anna Hazare’s blood pressure, blood sugar levels spike significantly as hunger strike enters third day

On the third day of Anna Hazare's hunger strike, his doctor stated that the 81-year-old's blood pressure and blood sugar levels had significantly increased

Press Trust of India February 01, 2019 14:28:40 IST
Anna Hazare’s blood pressure, blood sugar levels spike significantly as hunger strike enters third day
  • Anna Hazare’s blood pressure and blood sugar levels significantly increased on the third day of his hunger strike

  • The hunger strike is to demand appointment of anti-corruption watchdogs and resolution of farmers' issue

  • Hazare also demanded some electoral reforms

Ahmednagar: Social activist Anna Hazare's hunger strike Friday entered the third day with his doctor stating that the 81-year-old's blood pressure and blood sugar levels had "significantly" increased.

Hazare has been on a hunger strike since Wednesday in Ralegan Siddhi village in the state's Ahmednagar district demanding appointment of anti-corruption watchdogs at the Centre and in Maharashtra and resolution of farmers' issue.

Anna Hazares blood pressure blood sugar levels spike significantly as hunger strike enters third day

File image of Anna Hazare. PTI

Dr Dhananjay Pote told PTI, "There has been significant increase in blood pressure and blood sugar when I examined Hazare in the morning on Friday."

Hazare has also been demanding implementation of the Swaminathan Commission recommendations on ways to address agrarian distress, besides some electoral reforms.

Local residents, who have come out in large numbers in support, accused the state and Central governments of ignoring his demands.

Several of them also protested Friday in front of the office of Ram Shinde, the district's guardian minister, a close aide of Hazare said.

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