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Pranab better than other UPA ministers: Hazare

June 19, 2012 00:33 IST

While two Team Anna members targetted United Progressive Alliance Presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee and demanding a probe into allegations against him, anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare on Monday appeared to endorse his candidature for the top post terming him as "better than other UPA ministers".

"Pranab Mukherjee is a better minister compared to the rest of the ministers in the government. But if the President could be chosen through direct election, then A P J  Abdul Kalam could have been elected easily," he told a Marathi news channel.

"Mukherjee is an efficient minister. He has played an important role in several key decisions. He has been fielded by UPA. Had it been any other minister, I would not have approved," Hazare added.
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