Anna Hazare praises Modi, Nitish

"The movement is completely non-partisan and will remain so. I sincerely urge the press to understand my intentions, which is to save this country from corruption by taking people of all faiths and religions along."

When a reporter referred to the 2002 riots in Gujarat when Modi was in power, Hazare said he was only talking about the work of a chief minister and does not want to get into politics.

Congress leader Rashid Alvi sharply reacted to Hazare's comments saying "no secular person in the country can support Modi".

"If you support Modi, you are supporting the massacre of 2002," he said.

Bharatiya Janata Party's Shahnawaz Hussain praised Hazare for appreciating development works in the BJP-ruled states.

"These are NDA-ruled states. Concrete steps are being taken there against corruption. This is good that he cited both the states as examples," Hussain said.

Source: IANS