Indian activist Hazare to end hunger strike
NEW DELHI (AFP) - Indian anti-graft activist Anna Hazare was set to end his "indefinite" hunger strike on Friday after six days, having failed to garner the mass support that spurred his anti-corruption drive a year ago.
Mr Hazare, 75, announced his intention to end his fast when he addressed supporters on Thursday at the protest venue in central New Delhi, where he begun refusing food last Sunday.
His remarks also hinted at a possible entry into politics with an eye on India's 2014 general elections.
"It is another two years to go to the polls. We have to go to people throughout the country in the next one-and-half years. Why waste time on fasts?" Mr Hazare said.