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Congress Sidesteps Police Crackdown

New Delhi, June 5 : Congress today steered clear of the midnight crackdown on Baba Ramdev's hunger strike, but decided to meet the challenge posed by communal forces which have been repeatedly defeated in the

PTI [ Updated: June 05, 2011 22:45 IST ]
congress sidesteps police crackdown
congress sidesteps police crackdown

New Delhi, June 5 : Congress today steered clear of the midnight crackdown on Baba Ramdev's hunger strike, but decided to meet the challenge posed by communal forces which have been repeatedly defeated in the elections.


After a lengthy meeting at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's residence, party General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi sidestepped questions whether the party endorsed the police action last night.

"That has already been explained by the Government," he said to repeated questions on the issue.

"We do not discuss individuals. We do not take note of individuals. The person mentioned is nothing (of no significance) and is supported by other forces," Dwivedi said.

The AICC maintaining virtual silence on the issue was significant given the fact that it had distanced itself from four senior ministers led by Pranab Mukherjee going to the airport on June one to meet Ramdev.  PTI

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