Vikhe-Patil, senior Congress leader, backs Anna Hazare

Senior Congress leader and former union minister Balasaheb Vikhe-Patil said that he supported social activist Anna Hazare`s anti-corruption movement.

Last Updated: Apr 14, 2011, 18:10 PM IST

Ahmednagar: Senior Congress leader and
former union minister Balasaheb Vikhe-Patil on Thursday said that he
supported social activist Anna Hazare`s anti-corruption
movement.

"Hazare is a truly inspired the by the philosophy of
Indian freedom struggle and Mahatma Gandhi. As a true
Congressman and his old colleague, I support his movement for
corruption-free India," Vikhe-Patil said at Ralegan
Siddhi, Hazare`s native village.

Nation must come first for any Congressman, he added.

The senior Congress leader earlier met Hazare.

Hazare had served the nation selflessly for more than
three decades and no one should doubt his intentions and
integrity, Vikhe-Patil added.

PTI