Hazare, who had been sitting on a dharna along with his three fasting colleagues for the past four days, reached Jantar Mantar here this morning to slogans of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai', 'Vande Mataram' and 'Inquilab Zindabad'.
"My team had told me not to fast citing health reasons. When over 400 people are on fast, I cannot ignore them and not be on fast. Yesterday also my team appealed to me not to fast but I am sitting on fast from now. I consider I have your permission," Hazare said addressing the gathering at the venue.
Image: India's anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare, center, is attended to by doctors at a protest in New Delhi on Sunday, July 29, 2012. Hazare began his fifth hunger strike in 16 months on Sunday to push for strong anti-graft legislation, but failed to draw the massive crowds that marked the start of his campaign.