Mumbai: While two Team Anna members targetted UPA Presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee and demanded a probe into allegations against him, anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare today appeared to endorse his candidature for the top post terming him as “better than other UPA ministers”.
“Pranab Mukherjee is a better minister compared to the rest of the ministers in the government. But if the President could be chosen through direct election, then APJ Abdul Kalam could have been elected easily,” he told a Marathi news channel.
“Mukherjee is an efficient minister. He has played an important role in several key decisions. He has been fielded by UPA. Had it been any other minister, I would not have approved,” Hazare added.