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Team Anna meets to discuss rift with Ramdev

June 04, 2012 13:00 IST
Team Anna met in Noida on Monday amid a rift between them and yoga guru over the treatment meted out to Arvind Kejriwal in public and differences within them over attacking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Anna Hazare and Justice Santosh Hegde, who had earlier expressed reservations about targeting the prime minister, attended the meeting which is expected to reassess its strategy.

Kiran Bedi, Gopal Rai and Sanjay Singh are the other prominent members attending the meeting. Prashant Bhushan is not attending the meeting as he is out of the country.

Sources said the meeting is likely to discuss the emergence of rift between the Team Anna and Ramdev in public during Sunday's joint fast after the yoga guru snubbed Kejriwal for taking names.

Though both the sides have downplayed the incident, sources said the meeting will review the relationship with the yoga guru. A section of Team Anna had reservations about Ramdev as he faces charges. They were also miffed at his "one-upmanship".

The issue of attacking the prime minister is also likely to figure prominently during the meeting.

Kejriwal has been insisting that taking names of politicians, including the prime minister, is necessary to keep the pace of the movement.

The meeting will also strategise on the proposed indefinite fast from July 25 in New Delhi.

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