Anna Hazare distancing himself from Kejriwal?
By PTI - NEW DELHI
16th September 2012 06:56 PM
In an apparent sign of distancing himself from Arvind Kejriwal-led group's political foray, Anna Hazare today said 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 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 three days 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.
The remarks were significant as Hazare publicised the address of Brashtachar Virodhi Jan Andolan in Ralegan Siddhi as his contact point for those who want to associate with his movement.
In the blog, Hazare said the ruling and opposition parties are not serious about curbing corruption and the recent disclosures about donations in which they have used a clause to hide the names of donors from public showed their intentions.
"The ruling party and some others says that FDI will change the economic situation in the country while opposition says it is harmful for the country. Both the sides are trying to cut each other keeping 2014 elections in mind.
"Many regional parties have eight to 20-25 MPs in Parliament and they are pressurising the government for packages. What will these kinds of people do for the betterment of society?" he said.
Claiming that he "does not believe that politics will get a better future for the country", he said the character of the movement should changed from targeting government, which is not likely to change, to focussing on ensuring that good people enter Parliament.
Hazare said the country was passing through a crucial phase and alleged that none of the parties were ready to take responsibility to cruise the nation through this time.
Commenting on the recent decision on FDI, he claimed that it would not change the economic situation of the country.
"Till you curb corruption, there will be no change in the economic situation in the country.... How can you be sure that the money coming through FDI is not blackmoney (taken out of the country)," he said.
Accusing parties of misleading youths, Hazare said, "All parties aknowledge the strength of youth. Many candidates are using these youths by providing them liquor and making them addicted to it. Is it not a danger for the country?"
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