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    I'm not scared of dying, says Anna Hazare

    New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare's fast-unto-death on Thursday, entered the third day. Addressing the media on Thursday, Anna said that he is sure he will be fine for another week and appealed to people not to worry about him. "I am feeling well, only feeling a bit weak. I have lost 1.5 kilograms. God is with me and he will protect me," he said.

    Hazare also said that one should never give up on truth despite threats. "I have been doing this for several years and people even paid supari to kill me. I am fighting 12 court cases and there are lawyers who are fighting for me for no money. We should never give up on truth," he said.

    Remembering the sacrifices of Bhagat Singh and Rajguru, Anna said, "People accuse me of joining hands with BJP. They have forgotten the sacrifices of Bhagat Singh and Rajguru. I have kept their sacrifices close to my heart and so I'm not scared of dying."

    Responding to the Congress referring to fasting as a wrong path, Anna said, "Yesterday, a Congress spokesperson said that going on fast is a wrong path. I don't think he was born when Gandhiji went on fast. Hunger strike is used as a last resort."

    Anna also apologised to Uma Bharti for being stopped from entering the dharna venue at New Delhi's Jantar Mantar.

    Social activist and Anna Hazare's representative Swami Agnivesh has said that there is no scope for closed door talks and everything has to happen in the open. "There has to be a transparency," he said.

    "Anna will only quit from the hunger strike when the demands are met," Swami Agnivesh said.