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No political party will be formed if Hazare not willing: Sisodia

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September 13, 2012 20:38 IST
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The decision to launch a political party would be taken on October 2 only if there was agreement on it by the majority of Team Anna members, including activist Anna Hazare said Manish Sisodia, a key member of India Against Corruption.

"Discussions are going on with IAC members. At the marathon meeting today, the majority was in favour of forming a political party," Sisodia told reporters.

"As far as Anna Hazare is concerned, we are clear that if he is not willing to form a party, then we will not go for it. But if he is willing and ready to play the role of a person who can admonish the wrong-doers, then certainly we will go ahead with our plan," Sisodia said when asked about Hazare's reservations on forming a party.

Admitting that senior IAC members Justice Santosh Hegde and Kiran Bedi also had different views, Sisodia said efforts were on to convince them about the need to provide an alternative.

"Lot of suggestions are coming in. The broad contours of our alternative to select candidates will be based on the feedback from the people. Also, we will take an undertaking that a member will not draw a pension and other assured benefits after he ceases to be an elected representative," Sisodia said.

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