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Gogoi opposes Team Anna's decision to join politics

August 04, 2012 23:09 IST

Urging Team Anna to change its decision of joining electoral politics, prominent Team Anna member and peasant leader Akhil Gogoi on Saturday said, "Otherwise, the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti will have to take an independent stand".

"We have no faith in the ability of electoral politics.

Electoral politics by itself cannot bring an end to corruption. For that we need to change the system itself," Gogoi told a city-based private news channel.

He was replying to a query regarding his views on Team Anna's decision which was announced on Friday.

Gogoi, a RTI activist and KMSS general secretary, said he had opposed any plans to enter electoral fray earlier also when the matter had cropped up during discussions.

"I had stated earlier also that the fight of India Against Corruption is not against any political party. Rather it was to build a strong public movement in the country," he said.

Incidentally, Gogoi had some months ago announced plans to form a party by 2016. He had, however, made it clear that his party would not enter the electoral fray.

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