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Team Anna to hit the campaign trail on Jan 21

January 16, 2012 19:59 IST

Team Anna today unveiled its campaign plans for the Assembly polls in five states starting with Uttarakhand on January 21 and spending a major part of February in Uttar Pradesh but will not ask people to vote in favour or against any particular party.

However, they will not target a single party during the campaign but put forward the need for a strong Lokpal.

"During these tours, the response of various parties to the movement and their stand on Lokpal Bill would be told to the people. People would be encouraged to ask all parties whether they would bring a strong Lokayukta Bill.

"The movement would not ask people to vote in favour or against any particular party. It would be left to their wisdom," Team Anna spokesperson said.

The first state Team Anna would visit is Uttarakhand, where they would tour for three days till January 23 followed by Punjab for two days on January 24 and January 25.

After this they will return to Uttarakhand on January 27 and January 28. "The month of February has been primarily dedicated to Uttar Pradesh elections, which Team Anna would visit from February 2nd till February 25," a Team Anna spokesperson said.

The tour program would coincide with the different phases of election in UP. On February 28, 29 and March one, the campaign will be in Goa.

"The nitty-gritties of the visit like the cities which Team Anna would visit, the members visiting the rallies, etc are yet to be finalised. The campaign meetings in different cities are being organized by small committees that are being formed especially for this purpose," the spokesperson said.

Team Anna had faced criticism for its anti-Congress stand earlier and it revised its stand early this month after a meek response to Anna Hazare's protest in Mumbai.

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