Gadkari in a letter addressed to the veteran had said that his party was ready to walk under his leadership.
"It's not a movement of political parties, it's even unlike the JP movement. Therefore, Anna has led this movement, and I think this movement is a positive movement. It's a kind of support to the spirit of that movement," said Jaitley.
"I don't think it is a question of a political leadership because he (Hazare) is not in the business of politics. He (Gadkari) supports his battle against corruption. It is not an acceptance of a new political leader. He (Hazare) does not accept my party, we have not accepted his leadership. In the battle against corruption, he has become a symbol. There is no difficulty in honouring him for that," he said.