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Anna may get `Ramdev treatment`: Digvijay

In a veiled warning to Anna Hazare for his proposed fast, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Wednesday indicated that the Gandhian might be meted out the same treatment.



Jabalpur (MP): In a veiled warning to
Anna Hazare for his proposed fast, Congress leader Digvijay
Singh on Wednesday indicated that the Gandhian might be meted out the
same treatment, depending upon the prevailing situation at
that time, as yoga guru Ramdev was given at Ramlila ground.
"If Anna goes on a fast in New Delhi, he will also be
meted out the treatment depending upon the prevailing
situation at that time," Singh said without mentioning the
crackdown on Ramdev`s protest at Ramlila grounds recently.

According to Singh, the younger supporters of the
anti-corruption crusader "flatter" him to fast without
considering his old age.

"His (Hazare`s) supporters flatter him and make him
sit on a fast. Instead of Anna, his young supporters should go
on the fast," Singh told reporters in an informal chat here
after returning from Jabera of Damoh district.

Asserting that the parliamentary form of system was
always supreme, Singh said that the government was accountable
to people rather than to Anna and his team.

"Though Anna was a Gandhian, his supporters weren`t
the same," he said.
Taking a jibe at the RSS, he said that he was a better
Hindu and follows the tenets of Hinduism much more religiously
than the so-called Hindu organisations.

"Which religion teaches bomb making for blasts or
which Koran calls for killing innocent people," Singh said,
adding that the real motive of these so-called organisations
was to raise donations.

Replying to a query, he said that Dwarka Shankracharya
Swaroopand Saraswati was a freedom fighter who was jailed
during the freedom struggle while members of the so-called
Hindu organisations were indulged in slavery of Englishmen.

PTI

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