Haridwar: The Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad has decided to honour Gandhian Anna Hazare with the title of ‘Ganga Putra’. Parishad spokesperson Baba Hathayogi said that the saint community would back Hazare on the issue of Jan Lokpal Bill in future as well.

At the Chandi Ghat shrine, Baba Hathyogi said that the movement for Lokpal Bill had shown country’s solidarity and unity against corruption. He added the move has strengthened the Indian democracy.

Praising Anna Hazare, Baba Hathyogi said that he was a leader of the nation fighting against corruption.

He, however, criticised Baba Ramdev saying that some people like him want to use the issues like corruption and black money for gaining mileage only.

Baba Hathayogi also criticised Ramdev’s statement on the committee constituted for drafting the Lokpal Bill.

JPN/Bureau