New Delhi, Aug 5: A day after Team Anna announced its political debut, some dejected Anna Hazare supporters at Navsari in Surat burnt posters of Anna and India Against Corruption. The supporters are against the team’s decision to form a political party. The supporters had been sitting with Anna in protest for the past 10 days.
The decision has got mixed reactions from Anna’s supporters. Some unhappy India Against Corruption were absent from his fast venue, Jantar Mantar, on Friday. While some volunteers were absent, many returned their identity cards.
While Anna Hazare said he will stay out of it, his supporters say they want a revolution and not another political party. “I’m against this decision. Anna should take it back. This is a movement and should remain that way,” one of the supporters said. “I’ve come from Jaipur to request Anna to take the path of a revolution and not party politics,” another supporter added.
Team Anna member Santosh Hegde on Friday said he does not support Anna Hazare and his team floating a political party, but would campaign for candidates who identify themselves with his movement against corruption.
“I don’t support Anna Hazare and his team starting a political party. But I have heard Anna speaking on TV that he is neither forming a party nor contesting elections, but may support people wanting to contest elections whom he knows will help the cause of fight against corruption and bring about political change in the country,” he said.