A day before Anna Hazare is to reach Delhi to hold discussions about taking forward the anti-graft movement, Arvind Kejriwal-led India Against Corruption (IAC) on Monday claimed that 76 per cent of people surveyed were in favour of forming a political party. Hazare, who has expressed reservations about politics changing the course of the country's future, will reach the capital on Tuesday evening and is expected to hold talks on Wednesday.
According to IAC, 5,61,701 out of 7,37,041 people or 76 per cent of those surveyed were in favour of forming the party. They naysayers were 1,75,340, which was 24 per cent. The survey was conducted through SMS, emails and on-the-spot surveys. Hazare on Sunday given yet another sign of distancing himself from Kejriwal-led group's political foray, saying politics will not deliver a better future for people and asked those planning to join his anti-corruption movement to contact him in Ralegan Siddhi.
Till now, the Hazare-led movement was headquartered in Delhi and was run under the banner of India Against Corruption, a non-registered body perceived to be controlled by Kejriwal. This is the second time in the past one week that Hazare has commented on the issue anti-corruption movement taking a political turn, the first being a video shot by those opposed to the political course taken by a section of the erstwhile Team Anna and the latest his blog post.