Anna Hazare, Team to end fast, ready to join politics

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New Delhi, Aug 2: Anna Hazare and his team on Thursday, Aug 2 announced that they will call off their fast on Friday at 5 pm. The team also announced that they are ready to form a political party just to give Indians "a political alternative."

"This government is deaf and mute. They do not want to pass the Lokpal Bill. All parties are corrupt. Our movement is for decentralisation of power, power in the hands of the common man, power to people," said Arvind Kejriwal, a crucial Team Anna member who has been fasting since Jul 25.

"Our movement is for the change of system and not for change of government. 90 per cent of the people want us to provide a political alternative," added Kejriwal.

Meanwhile, Anna claimed that he would not join politics, but fight from the outside. "I will not enter politics. Choosing the right candidate is important. Candidates will be scanned. Need to have the spirit of service, must be patriotic, and non corrupt," said Anna while addressing the crowd gathered at Jantar Mantar on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Amibika Soni slammed the team saying, "We were saying this from first day that Team Anna is inspired by politics. It's good that their intentions are out in the open. It's best they come out and be part of the same system they abuse always. If they call off their fast, it's a good thing. Don't hold government to ransom. They have made their point and accusing the government of not bringing Lokpal is not true. It's passed in Lok Sabha and its now with Select Committee."

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