Digvijay Singh denies making statement on Hazare

Bhopal: Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Thursday denied that Anna Hazare would be given a treatment similar to yoga guru Ramdev if he goes on fast unto death from August 16 on the Lokpal issue.

"I am surprised and pained at reports in today`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 yesterday in Jabalpur what he said was that the Congress had nothing to do with the manner in which either Hazare or Ramdev be treated.

He said Congress had nothing to do with 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.