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Govt more concerned about Hazare's health than Team Anna, says Trivedi

August 24, 2011 11:17 IST

The United Progressive Alliance government is more concerned about Anna Hazare's health than Team Anna, says Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, talking exclusively to rediff.com.

Trinamool Congress's Trivedi, a member of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs, says, "Our government is seriously bothered about Anna's health."

He asked, "Why is Team Anna not requesting Annaji to break his fast, even once? I believe the government is more worried about Anna's health than even Team Anna."

On Tuesday Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had convened a late night meeting of the CCPA which went on till long past midnight. Trivedi, who attended it, refused to speak on it.

He said, "The government is worried about Anna's health. The prime minister has already appealed to Annaji to break his fast. No one from Team Anna is fasting to express solidarity with him. Nor they are doing a relay fast. It's difficult to see a 74-year-old suffering alone."

Trivedi refused to answer any questions about the final solution to the current crisis. He said for now, people should await the outcome of the all-party meeting on Wednesday.

Sheela Bhatt in New Delhi