Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Thursday announced a new strategic plan to widen anti-corruption movement "Bhrashtachar Virodhi by releasing corruption complaints that would help the public vote for the right candidate.
Hazare also made it clear that forming a political party is not in his agenda.
"Volunteers of character from Maharashtra should come forward. There is no need to form a party, no need to contest elections but try and give an alternative to the people because the power to bringing change lies in the hands of people. We have to undertake the work of awakening them," he said according to Press Trust of India.
The Gandhian had disbanded his Team Anna last month after calling off the fast in Delhi and said that he would join politics to bring changes in the country and to eliminate corruption in the country.
To ensure at least 90 plus percent voting in the elections, Hazare also appealed to the youth to join the movement, the news agency said.
"The right persons elected would work towards getting more powers to gram sabhas and compelling the government to come up with a citizen's charter. Only the people have the power to transform and we have to undertake the work of awakening them," Hazare said according to Indian Express.
While speaking to IBN Live on Thursday, Hazare spoke about the differences within the former members of India Against Corruption. He was seen to be asserting the fact that there is no political agenda in his mind.
"Arvind Kejriwal and a few others wanted to float a political party and I agreed that it was a possibility. However, all of them agree they won't fight elections without consulting me. Kiran Bedi is not upset. There are minor differences, which will be sorted out through talks," Hazare was reported to have said.
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