Anna Hazare-Arvind Kejriwal divide grows
Posted on: 05:49 PM IST Sep 19, 2012
New Delhi: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare and erstwhile Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal seems to be following different paths at the former's brainstorming session with IAC members on Wednesday. The meeting revealed growing cracks between the two with Justice Santosh Hegde, too, admitting to the differences on floating a political party after Anna had said that he won't contest elections.
Sources said that Anna and Kejriwal are trying to sort out the differences that have emerged over the movement going political. The split may become permanent in the next few days with Kejriwal keen to form a political outfit.
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 said.
Erstwhile Team Anna is divided over the issue of taking a political plunge. Anna 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.