Anna advised 2-day rest: Suresh Pathare

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Ralegan Siddhi: Social activist Anna Hazare has been advised to take two days of `complete rest` on health grounds, his close aide said today. "The doctor attending on Anna has advised him two days of complete rest on medical grounds," Anna`s close aide Suresh Pathare said.

Anna, who is currently in his native village, will leave for Delhi on December 10 and join the day-long agitation for a strong Lokpal Bill the next day, he said.

According to Pathare, the doctor has also prescribed some tablets for Anna, "which are being sent to the village," he said.

Although, Pathare did not elaborate on the nature of Anna`s health problem, sources close to the activist said, he was suffering from severe back ache.

Anna has already announced that he will sit on an indefinite fast in jail, if police do not give permission for his proposed protest at Delhi`s Ramlila Maidan, later this month for a strong Lokpal.

Team Anna has sought permission from Delhi police for a fast by Anna from December 27 at the Ramlila Maidan, if the Bill is not passed in the ongoing Parliament session.

Anna had sat on a fast in Delhi`s Tihar Jail in August, when the government did not give him permission to sit on a dharna in the national capital.

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