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Thursday, 3 November 2011

Digvijay Singh lauds Anna's decision to break his vow of silence

Varanasi, Nov. 3 : Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Thursday praised veteran social activist Anna Hazare's decision to break his vow of silence after more than 15 days.

Sing said that if Hazare would end his silence vow, then it would be good for his health.

"This (breaking of silence vow of Anna Hazare) would be good for his health," he told mediapersons outside Varanasi's Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport.

74-year-old Hazare, who has not spoken a word in 17 days, is expected to end his vow of silence on Friday.

Further commenting on Rahul Gandhi's recent visits to Uttar Pradesh, Digvijay Singh said that his visits aimed at keeping in direct contact with the people of the state.

"Rahul has direct contact with the public. There is nobody who would come between him and the people," said Singh.

"Then only his meeting became possible, otherwise you (media) and I would not let him meet the people," he added.

Rahul Gandhi, who appears determined to give a tough fight to the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) during the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, has been visiting the state frequently.

The Uttar Pradesh elections, which are scheduled to be held in 2012, are being seen as a stepping-stone for the Congress Party to establish a firm political base in India's fifth largest and most populous state before the 2014 general elections.

Rahul Gandhi's visits have focused equally on Dalits, Muslims, the other backward classes and Hindus


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