Accusing Anna Hazare of directing his agitation against the Congress, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah yesterday said he hoped the activist calls off his fast permanently.

"While fighting for the country's independence, Mahatma Gandhi went on fast just five times while Anna Hazare has already done so thrice this year," Abdullah told reporters in Bandipora district where he inaugurated a bridge across the Jhelum river connecting Ganderbal and Bandipora.

Break-fast: Anna Hazare ended his fast on Wednesday. Pic/AFP

"Naturally, some fatigue and tiredness has resulted in his calling off the fast, which I hope is called off permanently," Abdullah said.

"Anna Hazare must have realised that India is not Delhi alone," the chief minister said.

He said the agitation was clearly directed against the Congress and more specifically against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Rahul Gandhi.