His long-term associates are understood to be advising him and a possible course correction with regards to the fight against corruption by India Against Corruption and its “100 per cent RSS leanings”.
Anna was sensitized on the anti-Congress stance taken and was advised to shed that image. Clarifying the doubt among many, Ashok Sabban, vice-president of the Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Andolan Nyas (BVJAN) declared, "IAC is 100 per cent a front of the RSS.” Ashok has been with Anna for the last 20 years. He added, "Anna has promised to discuss it at our meeting around January 10-15.”
Anna's long term associates have been advising him to take control of the movement. Ashok also said, "It is not just the Congress that is corrupt. Slamming it daily has hurt credibility... Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi are taking decisions and making Anna speak for them."
Alauddin Sheikh, another volunteer who has been working with Anna since the last 15 years stated that Anna himself was not pleased with the recent developments. He also added, "The IAC is taking advantage of his simplicity."
Professor Balaji Kompalwar, who heads the BVJAN Nanded unit commented that many IAC activists saw profit in highlighting their political viewpoints.