Barely a day after he virtually warned anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare on his proposed fast, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Thursday did a volte-face saying he never meant that Hazare would also be given the same treatment that had been meted out to Baba Ramdev.
"I am surprised and pained at reports in Thursday's newspapers which quoted me as saying that the treatment given to Ramdev would also be meted out to Anna Hazare," the Congress general secretary told PTI.
Singh said that during his interaction with reporters on Wednesday in Jabalpur what he said was that the Congress had nothing to do with the manner in which either Hazare or Baba Ramdev be treated.
He said Congress party had nothing to do how the two were treated as it is always decided by the local administration after assessing the prevailing situation at that moment.
The outspoken leader maintained that if there was a need for holding a fast, the younger activists of civil society like Arvind Kejriwal or Prashant Bhushan should do it instead of Hazare.