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Bal Thackeray Speaks To Anna Hazare

PTI 26 Aug 2011, 18:15:57 IST

Mumbai, Aug 26: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray today spoke to Anna Hazare, who is fasting in Delhi since August 16 for an effective Lokpal Bill, and expressed concern over the Gandhian's health.

Thackeray spoke to the anti-corruption crusader on phone and conveyed his concern about his health in view of the 11-day-old fast.

The Sena patriarch advised the septuagenarian social activist, who has lost seven kg of weight, to take care of his health, the party said in a statement here. 

Uddhav, Thackeray's son and Sena Executive President, also spoke to Hazare and reiterated his party's support for the anti-graft campaign led by him, the statement said. 

Uddhav's son and Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray met the Gandhian at Delhi's Ramlila Ground, where he is fasting, and facilitated the telephonic talks, it said.

Hazare thanked the saffron outfit and its top leaders for lending their support of the movement, the Sena statement added. PTI