Vikhe-Patil, senior Congress leader, backs Anna Hazare
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 18:10
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.


First Published: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 18:10

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