New Delhi: 6:35 pm: Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal insists that he won't end his fast until there is some solution. "Government cannot force me to end my fast," said Kejriwal.
4.05 pm: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has appealed Team Anna to call off their fast. "They should give time to the system. The Parliament is convening on August 8. Let the people's elected Parliament make its decision and then they decide. I would ask them to form a party, fight elections and form a government," he said.
3.50 pm: The Delhi police has written a letter to Team Anna, asking its members to call off their fast. The Delhi Police said that the Team Anna members Arvind Kejriwal, Gopal Rai and Manish Sisodia should be hospitalised immediately. Additional CP KC Diwedi has sent a letter to Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar also, saying "Kejriwal, Rai and Sisodia be hospitalised."
The police also attached the report of Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital which has advised hospitalisation to the Team Anna members. The police has also asked Team Anna members to stop inflammatory speeches from the stage.
3.30 pm: As the health of his aides deteriorated, Anna Hazare on Wednesday warned the government that he will not negotiate with them if the fasting activists are forcefully removed from the Jantar Mantar protest site here. Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal said they saw a conspiracy to take the activists to hospital to end the stir for a strong Lokpal.
3.01 pm: Team Anna member Sazia Ilmi on Wednesday said that its members should not be taken to the hospital forcibly. "Team does not want that either Arvind Kejriwal and Gopal Rai be taken from here by force. It should be voluntary."
2.40 pm: Team Anna member Kumar Vishwas on Wednesday said that Arvind Kejriwal was facing problem due to deteriorating health but the situation was still not alarming. "We felt that the government would try to stop us. The government is insensitive. Anna said it is up to the people how would they want to take it forward. Last time the head of the country, the Prime Minister himself made false promises. It is the question whom to trust." He also said that anybody from the government side is welcomed.
2.25 pm: On the falling health of Team Anna members, Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi said, "I would like to say only that I want all of them to be healthy. May God give them some sense of understanding."
2.10 pm: Briefing the media after its core committee meet, Team Anna member Sanjay Singh on Wednesday said that the government lacked compassion and should respond to demands made by the anti-graft group. "Government has to come forward. Arvind Kejriwal has already said he's here to sacrifice himself," he said.
1.40 pm: Team Anna member Kiran Bedi on Wednesday said that voting once in 5 years is not indicative of democratic representation. "We need a law to tackle corruption. We can't even question the assets of our politicians. Are those who are fasting, sitting here as martyrs. I know all about the law. But what about laws against corruption."
1.17 pm: Minister of State for Agriculture and Parliamentary Affairs Harish Rawat on Wednesday hoped that the Team Anna will take care of their colleagues who are fasting at Jantar Mantar. "It is for the Team Anna to decide. Andolan is their right and I hope they take will care of their health. We also want a strong Lokpal but we are in a democracy. We have to work with all."
1.01 pm: Medical reports on Wednesday indicated that the condition of Arvind Kejriwal and Gopal Rai were worrying but not critical. "Blood pressure, sugar parameters are normal. Ketone levels are high. Condition might worsen if fast continues," the report said.
12.35 pm: Anna Hazare on Wednesday vowed that the fast at Jantar Mnatar will continue, saying that the UPA government is scared of their tactics. "The government is unnecessarily blaming us. Fast will continue. Arvind Kejriwal is doing this for nation. Why can't government see that? Fasting for a cause is a part of Indian history and not a crime. The government is scared of our tactic. If they use force we will still continue our fast.
Kejriwal, whose condition is said to be serious, said that the government was trying to take him to the hospital. "The government should not touch me. They are saying that under IPC I am attempting suicide but they are wrong. This government is worse than Britishers," he said.
He added, "My parameters are ok. Doctors from Ram Manohar Lohia hospital are attending me. From today onwards we will not have any contacts with government doctors."
12.15 pm: Team Anna member Kiran Bedi on Wednesday said that no one from the government has contacted them. "No one from government has contacted us. Kejriwal is much weaker than yesterday. I want the matter to be resolved as soon as possible but not at his cost."
12.05 pm: After taking over the charge as the new Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde on Wednesday said that he will seek details from the Delhi police on the health conditions of members of Team Anna who are fasting.
11.55 am: Team Anna's core committee meeting is still underway. Sources say that Gopal Rai's condition is worse than Arvind Kejriwal.
11.35 am: Some members of team anna have requested Arvind Kejriwal and Gopal Rai to call off their fast. But both have refused.
11.20 am: Team Anna member Kumar Vishwas said the health condition of Arvind Kejriwal and Gopal Rai was serious. "The whole country is concerned about their health," he said.
11.01 am: Team Anna members meet to discuss the health of their fasting colleagues. Prashant Bhushan and Kiran Bedi are also present in the meeting.
10.45 am: Doctors on Wednesday advised Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal to get admitted to a hospital but Kejriwal refused. Kejriwal is diabetic and is feeling weak.
10.30 am: Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal's health worsened after his indefinite fast entered eight day on Wednesday.
As Anna Hazares indefinite fast entered the fourth day on Wednesday, 400 of his supporters including Team member Arvind Kejriwal, who've been fasting for a week have warned against being forcibly hospitalised even as their health deteriorates.
Doctors on Wednesday said that the condition of Kejriwal was serious but not alarming. According to the morning health update, Kejriwal is weak.
Earlier, Anna Hazare on Tuesday ruled out any talks even with the Prime Minister and vowed to continue the stir till their demands are met while the government showed no signs of initiating negotiations with his team.
The tough postering of Hazare, who threatened to return the Padma Bhushan bestowed on him, came on a day when his close aides Arvind Kejriwal and Gopal Rai, whose fast entered the seventh day, were advised hospitalisation by doctors but they rejected it saying they were "not cowards who will give up because of health concerns".
The day also saw Team Anna targeting UPA government saying their mission is to ensure that "new and apt people" come to power in the 2014. It also attacked BJP alleging that it supported them earlier with a political motive.
During his address to protesters at Jantar Mantar this evening, Hazare said "the government says they will not send any representative to talk to us. We don't want anyone to come and talk to us. We don't need ministers to come and talk to us. The agitation will continue till our demands are met.
"I am not even ready to talk to the Prime Minister.... I can return Padma Bhushan right now. The people have given me such a big award," Hazare, who was awarded Padma Shri in 1990 and Padma Bhushan two years later, said.
He said he had earlier returned Padma Shri on the issue of corruption. "These awards were given to me not that I asked these. I am doing it for my country and for my people," he said.
Earlier in on Tuesday, Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan targeted government for not initiating a dialogue with Team Anna alleging that they want people like Hazare to die so that they can continue to loot the country. "Government yesterday said they were not ready to talk to us. This is their attitude. They have utmost disrespect for people. They want people like Anna, Arvind, Manish and others to die so that they can continue their loot," he said.
Political statements from the dais came from Kiran Bedi and Kumar Vishwas, with one taking on UPA in a veiled manner and the other attacking BJP.
"This mission will not stop till 2014 elections, till the time new and apt people come in power. We have to go till the end which is 2014 where people with Anna's blessings will come to power. Till then, our responsibility is to spread these words," Bedi said.
Referring to BJP chief Nitin Gadkari's reported comments that Team Anna should not target system in general, Vishwas said, "They supported our movement earlier but not now. I just want to say you were there in support because you had your own political motives. His party was with us because they thought it will help them win elections in five states."
Regretting the attack on mediapersons, Hazare told his supporters this morning that he "felt sad" after hearing about the attack on media accusing them of not giving proper coverage to the indefinite fast on corruption issues.
"If you indulge in violence, remember that the government can crush us in two days. They have the strength and laws to do that. In future, if these things happen again, at that moment I will call off this agitation. I don't approve of this. Let media do their work. Don't bother about what they do," he said.
(With additional inputs from PTI)