I can still drive a truck to help our soldiers, says Anna Hazare​ on Pulwama attack

Anna Hazare​ ended his six-day fast over the demand of appointment of anti-corruption watchdog Lokpal on February 5.

Published: 16th February 2019 12:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th February 2019 12:00 AM   |  A+A-

Social activist Anna Hazare

Social activist Anna Hazare (File | EPS)

By PTI

MUMBAI: Social activist Anna Hazare, who is currently hospitalised following his fast, said Friday that he still had enough strength to drive a military truck.

Hazare, who was once an Army driver, was reacting to the terrorist attack on CRPF convoy in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir in which at least 40 jawans were killed.

"I can not pick up the gun because of my old age, but if the need be, I can surely hold the steering wheel to ferry supplies to our armymen fighting for the country," a close aide of Hazare quoted him as saying from the hospital bed.

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Hazare, an octogenarian, ended his six-day fast over the demand of appointment of anti-corruption watchdog Lokpal on February 5.

Suffering from certain health issues, he is now admitted to a hospital in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra.

Before he attained national fame as anti-corruption crusader, Kisan Baburao Hazare, fondly known as Anna, joined the Army in 1960 as a truck driver.

He served in the Khem Karan sector during the Indo-Pak war of 1965.

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  • Anand Shah

    After the dastardly attack by Pak on our brave soldiers at Pulwama my blood is boiling and I want to go to the borders to fight the enemy leaving my family behind. From now on the only Mantra for each n every citizen must be "Nation first " . Jai Hind !
    8 months ago reply
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