The team and the Gandhian crusader broke their fast at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Friday, Aug 3. While announcing about their decision, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal stated, "We don't want to win elections...we want to challenge the existing parties."
Kejriwal claimed that their movement has stepped into the second stage where their voices will be heard both outside and within the Parliament.
Clarifying their role and reason behind their decision of launching a political party, Kejriwal also stated, "Our laws will be decided within villages, by farmers. Public will set our party's agenda."
The team also urged aam-aadmi (common man) to join them in their quest for removing corruption from India. "How should we select candidates with integrity? We want your suggestions. What should our party call itself - write to us."
"We will have to fight elections without money. An election should be fought on the basis of public support, not money," asserted Kejriwal.
The RTI activist, who also called off his fast along with Anna, claimed that Indians can support Team Anna's party if they believe that neither Congress nor BJP is capable to take the country to the next level of development.
Finally, the team ended their fast protest which they had started demanding a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the roles of 14 Union Cabinet Ministers including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Former Indian Army chief VK Singh also joined the team and accompanied them on the dais when they broke the fast and announced about launching a political party to provide "political alternatives" to the Indians.