Team Anna to end fast
New Delhi: Now Team Anna has decided to quit their fast and their new route map is that to enter into full flagged politics and to stand up against main stream parties and let the people choose what they want a corrupt or corruption free government. Amid widespread debate on possible contour of the ‘political alternative’ being postulated by Anna Hazare and his team, Team Anna on Friday defended the decision and said the aim is to take the movement from the streets to Parliament.
Key team member Manish Sisodia Sisodia, who will end his 10-day-long fast with Arvind Kejriwal and Gopal Rai today at 5 pm, said the present situation demands a political alternative, as the government is least concerned about the general public.
“It’s premature to say now on forming a political party. But we will have to give a political alternative and it will come out from the public. The public will decide how the movement, which began on the streets, should reach Parliament,” said Sisodia.
“Will that be done by forming a political party or through individuals or by any other means? We will hold discussions regarding that. People are sending their views. But the bottom line is to take this movement from the streets to Parliament,” he added.
Another key Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan said the nation is demanding that we provide a political alternative. He said, “Lakhs of people have voted on the question whether the country needs a political alternative and over 90% of the people have supported the idea.”
“We are forced to give a political alternative. If the nation is not given an alternative at this critical juncture then this country is heading towards civil war,” he added.
“If there has to be a non-violent revolution in the country, then it has to be through elections,” Bhushan pointed out.