Desist from attacking Pawar, NCP leader tells Anna

NCP leader Jitendra Awhad said social activist Anna Hazare should desist from attacking party president and Union Minister Sharad Pawar.

Last Updated: Dec 09, 2011, 00:17 AM IST

Thane: NCP leader Jitendra Awhad on Thursday
said social activist Anna Hazare should desist from attacking
party President and Union Minister Sharad Pawar.

Addressing a press conference here, he accused Hazare
of repeatedly "defaming" Pawar, and asked the anti-corruption
crusader to stop doing so.

Awhad, who is an MLA, said Hazare should stop making
any more statements regarding the slapping incident involving
the Maratha strongman in Delhi last month.

Pawar is not a media creation but he has earned his
political standing due to support from the citizens of this
country, the NCP`s Thane district chief said.

Awhad`s warning to Hazare came days after the social
activist virtually justified the attack on Pawar and accused
him of shielding the corrupt.

PTI