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‘Hazare`s fast should be preceded by agitation’

Cong Gen Secy Digvijay Singh said that Anna Hazare`s decision to go on hunger strike from August 16 must be preceded by an `agitation`.



Guna: Congress General Secretary
Digvijay Singh on Thursday said that anti-corruption crusader Anna
Hazare`s decision to go on hunger strike from August 16 must
be preceded by an "agitation".

"Anna`s decision to go on a hunger strike was okay but
it should be remembered that during the freedom struggle
whenever Mahatma Gandhi staged a fast, he undertook an
agitation before it," Singh told reporters here.

"Anna`s team had got a draft prepared for the Lokpal
Bill in the drafting committee and now the remaining work
would be done by elected members of Parliament," he said.

Answering a question, the Congress general secretary
said it was his "personal wish" that Rahul Gandhi should
become Prime Minister.

Singh, in-charge of Uttar Pradesh, said that the law
and order situation in that state was totally out of control
and people there were not even safe in jails.

Targeting BJP leader Uma Bharti, he said, "When Uma
Bharti had left BJP, she strongly criticised the party and it
was now for her to say why she has returned to it."

In any case Uma is not the BJP general secretary
in-charge of Uttar Pradesh as this post has been held by
Narendra Singh Tomar who also hails from Madhya Pradesh, Singh
said.

PTI

From Zee News

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