Kiran Bedi. PTI
Former Team Anna
member Kiran Bedi today said that Anna Hazare
kept both options open — either launching a political party or keep the movement on.
“If someone wants to join the political party they can do so or else they can keep the movement going,” Bedi told reporters in New Delhi.
“That depends on an individual’s orientation which path one will take,” she said.
There were differences among Team Anna members on which path to embark. The confusion eventually led to the dissolution of Team Anna by Anna Hazare recently.
However, today another prominent member of the erstwhile Team Anna, Arvind Kejriwal, tweeted that it was Hazare’s decision to turn the anti-corruption movement political.
The team also said that a “malicious” campaign has been working overtime to drive a wedge between them and the 74-year-old social activist.
Kejriwal alleged a “propaganda machinery” was working overtime to “drive wedge” between Hazare and other activists.
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