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Anna: National media should have covered 450 rallies in N India

August 4, 2013

From DNA India.

Anna Hazare at Pune airport on Saturday - Snehil Sakhare/DNA

Anna Hazare at Pune airport on Saturday – Snehil Sakhare/DNA

Claiming huge response for his more than 450 public rallies in six North Indian states, social worker Anna Hazare on Saturday blamed the

national media for not highlighting the rallies.

Hazare arrived at Lohegaon air port in Pune on Saturday and left for Ralegan Siddhi in the evening. While speaking to media he said, “The local medias had given good coverage and even edits written on his public rallies but National Channels and news papers did not take a note of it. The reasons are unknown to me.”

Hazare said, “I have visited Punjab, Rajsthan, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in last three-and-half months. I addressed more than 450 rallies and received huge response and there were coverages worth two pages at many local papers.”

He said, “Few edits were written in local papers but any how national media did not take note of the rallies.I am not unhappy with the media but could not understand the reason for not giving coverage.”

Hazare informed that he would be visiting Jharkhand, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka and other Southern states now. Replying to a question he said that he has received an invitation form the Indian citizens in US who would be celebrating Independence Day on August 18 in US.

Anna on Durga

Replying to a question on suspension of IAS officer Durga Nagpaul, Hazare said,”Uttar Pradesh government should have held a magisterial inquiry before taking such decision. If at all she would have been found guilty in the magisterial inquiry then suspension could have been justified.”

While replying to a question about Centre’s intervention, Hazare said, “One can never trust Congress and its leaders.” Published in DNA India.

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