Cong declines to comment on Anna`s vow of silence

Congress on Saturday refrained from commenting on Anna Hazare`s plans to take a vow of silence to regain his health.

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2011, 22:15 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress on Saturday refrained from
commenting on Anna Hazare`s plans to take a vow of silence to
regain his health.

"What can we comment over his vow of silence?", party
General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi told reporters here.
Hazare`s announcement came close on the heels of the
recent controversy involving key `Anna Team` member
Prashant Bhushan, who had advocated plebiscite in Kashmir.

Hazare subsequently distanced himself from Bhushan`s
statement saying he did not agree with it and that it was
the senior lawyer`s personal view.

Team Anna`s call to vote against Congress in the just
concluded Hisar Lok Sabha bypoll and campaigning by Arvind
Kejriwal has not gone down well with Justice Sanotsh Hegde
expressing his unhappiness over it.
In a tongue-in-cheek remark, Congress spokesman
Abhishek Singhvi said people might like to know whether the
vow of silence was applicable to members of the Team Anna.

A close aide of the social activist said in Pune that
Hazare will observe a week-long `maun vrat (fasting into
silence)` from October 17 at his native Ralegan Siddhi village
for "peace of soul".

PTI