New Delhi: Amidst serious deterioration in the health condition of some of the Team Anna members who are fasting for over a week in support of strong Lokpal law, prominent Indians from various walks of life have appealed to Anna Hazare and his lieutenants to offer a political alternative before the nation instead of sacrificing their precious lives. They have said that the present dispensation at the centre has proved to be totally unresponsive to their demands for strong and effective anti-corruption ombudsman.

Former Army Chief General (Retd.) VK Singh has said that the government and the opposition, both are equally responsible for delaying the passage of strong Lokpal for which Team Anna is fasting.

The other prominent Indians who have made this appeal jointly includes former Chief Election Commissioner JM Lyngdoh, senior journalist Kuldip Nayar, film actor Anupam Kher, Justice Santosh Hegde, many retired judges of the Supreme Court, Ramon Magsaysay awardee Sandeep Pandey, PV Rajagopal of National Integrity Council, noted social scientist.

They said that it is unfortunate that the government has denied listening to their demand.

They have appealed Team Anna not to waste their energy in making the deaf government listen to their voices as their lives are precious to carry forward the anti-corruption campaign. Anna Hazare and his team should present such a political alternative which will be based on democratic ethos and will also be able to deliver justice to the people of the country.

They also added that if such an alternative was offered by Anna Hazare and his followers, they will openly come out in their support.

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