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Anna Movement Reinforces Confidence In Non-Violence: Modi

PTI 28 Aug 2011, 14:12:14 IST

Ahmedabad, Aug 28 : Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today said that the anti-corruption movement headed by Anna Hazare has reinforced confidence in the strength of non-violence.

“The past and the present proves the fact that Non-Violence is in the DNA of Indians,” Modi twitted on the micro-blogging site minutes after Hazare broke his fast on the 13th day of the agitation.

“For many of us who didn't witness the Independence struggle, anti-corruption movement reinforces confidence in the strength of Non-Violence,” he stated on the site.

Modi, who has been supporting Hazare and his team in the fight against corruption, further said, “Those who've taken the path of Naxalism and Terrorism must recognise the power of non-violence.”The chief minister further said that “It (Non-Violence) will make India stronger and serve humanity.”

Modi has been criticising the Union government on the Lokpal Bill issue and has accused it of adopting ‘double standards' with regards to Hazare and his team.

Last week, Modi had alleged that the Congress-led UPA government was using ‘anti-democratic' means to ‘wipe out'Anna Hazare's movement against corruption. PTI