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Digvijaya says Anna a simple man, being influenced by others

Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh today said Anna Hazare is "under the influence of people who have their separate political agenda" and asked Team Anna to wait for the decision of parliament before attacking party leader Rahul Gandhi on the Lokpal Bill.

lucknow Updated: Dec 11, 2011 02:39 IST

Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said Anna Hazare is "under the influence of people who have their separate political agenda" and asked Team Anna to wait for the decision of parliament before attacking party leader Rahul Gandhi on the Lokpal Bill.


"I request Anna Hazare and members of his team to wait for the decision of parliament before attacking Rahul Gandhi on the Lokpal Bill", Singh said in response to a question during the press conference convened to apprise the media about the visit of Rahul Gandhi to the state capital.

"Actually, Anna Hazare is a simple person and says whatever people surrounding him ask him to say", Singh said adding he is under the influence of people who have their separate political agenda.

"The central government wants to bring a strong and good lokpal bill. Members of all political parties were members of the standing committee and some of them have also expressed doubts about some parts of the draft prepared by it. Now, it is for parliament to either pass it or reject it", he said asking Team Anna to await for the decision of parliament.

To a question on Hazare's threat to campaign against Congress in the assembly poll-bound states in case the Lokpal bill was not passed in the winter session of parliament, Singh quipped "Anna ka swagat hai" (we welcome Anna).