After Team Anna slams PM,Hazare rushes to his defence

Anna's associates has targeted Singh on alleged irregularities in allocation of coal blocks.

Written by Agencies | Thane | Published:June 8, 2012 10:12 am

Notwithstanding his associates targeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on alleged irregularities in allocation of coal blocks,anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare tonight described him as a “good man” against whom there is no example of corruption yet.

“I have said from the beginning that Manmohan Singh is a good man. Don’t have any example of corruption yet. But he is going through a bad time.

“He is a good man but is handled by a remote control.

What can a person do?” Hazare said addressing a rally.

Targeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the first time,Team Anna had sought an investigation against him and 14 other Cabinet ministers,including Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee,on charges of corruption by July 25.

Citing the draft CAG report on the coalgate scam,the anti-graft campaigners had said that the PM,who was responsible for the coal ministry,”abused his position to give huge pecuniary benefits to private parties”.

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