Anna Hazare not to campaign against Congress during polls
Prashant Bhushan yesterday declared that Team Anna will not campaign for or against any party in the five poll-bound statesPrashant Bhushan yesterday declared that Team Anna will not campaign for or against any party in the five poll-bound states
Team Anna members yesterday said they will not campaign for or against any party in the assembly elections in five states.
"We have decided that we will not campaign or target any one party during these elections, but explain to the people the role of the government and that of other parties on bringing in the Lokpal bill," Prashant Bhushan (pictured) said. He was speaking to reporters after a meeting with Anna Hazare in his village Ralegan Siddhi along with Arvind Kejriwal and Kumar Vishwas. He added, "The government's betrayal on the Lokpal was the severest but the attitude of other parties was questionable."
The decision came a day after the Core Committee of Team Anna met in Ghaziabad to assess the political situation and chalk out a better plan following poor public response to Hazare's agitation in Mumbai and Delhi in the last week of December and taunts from Congress on its anti-Congress plank.
Earlier, Team Anna had threatened to campaign against the parties that had opposed the Jan Lokpal bill -- their version of the Lokpal bill -- in the five states going to polls. Their campaign was particularly targeted against the Congress.