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Ready to talk to Hazare if PM wants, says Shinde

Source: PTI
August 21, 2011 15:38 IST

Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said in Solapur on Sunday that if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wanted him to be a mediator and talk to social activist Anna Hazare, he was willing.

Shinde, a former Maharashtra chief minister, knows the 73-year-old anti-corruption crusader well.

Talking to reporters in Solapur, Shinde said that government wanted to curb the corruption, but there was no quick-fix.

He refused to answer when asked whether Hazare's campaign was justifiable, but said the Prime Minister would resolve the situation soon.

Image: Union minister Sushil Kumar Shinde

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