The meeting assumes significance against the backdrop of the Gandhian’s appeal recently to the electorate asking them not to vote for the Congress

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief Manikrao Thakre on Saturday met social activist Anna Hazare at Ralegan Siddhi.

The meeting comes against the backdrop of Mr. Hazare’s appeal during the Hisar Lok Saba by-election to the people, asking them not to vote for Congress. “We have appealed to people in this polls. Congress should be defeated as it has failed to bring Jan lokpal Bill,” he had said.

Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi also met Mr. Hazare on Saturday. The two met for around 20 minutes, after which the actor mingled with local school children, Mr. Hazare’s associate Datta Awari told PTI over phone from Ralegan Siddhi.

The actor later interacted with people from Haryana, UP and Bihar who had come to the village to witness the work done in watershed development, Mr. Awari said.

“Anna is likely to leave the village for his tour in other states either on October 13 or 15,” he added.

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