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No decision yet on political plunge: Anna Hazare

September 19, 2012 14:05 IST

After making it clear that he was against the formation of a party, Anna Hazare on Wednesday met activists and experts in New Delhi to discuss the future course of action during which divergent opinions emerged over the movement taking a political course.

The meeting was attended by Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi, Prashant Bhushan, Santosh Hegde, Manish Sisodia and Kumar Vishwas, among others.

"There are differences of opinion and we are discussing it. No decision has been arrived yet," Hegde told media persons after the meeting.

Erstwhile Team Anna is divided over the issue of taking a political plunge.

Hazare had made it clear on Tuesday that he does not support the anti-corruption movement taking a political plunge and told Kejriwal that he cannot expect the activist's support for all his candidates.

"I had told Arvind (last month during Jantar Mantar agitation) that if you want to form a party, you go ahead but I will not be part of that," he had said.

"It is not that if they have 1,000 candidates, I will support all of them. That will not happen," he had said.

"If they want to launch a party, let them do it. We don't bother. We will not go with them. It is not our way. Many people have told me that they want to fight polls."        

Explaining his stand, he had said his appeal was that they should not fight elections.

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