New Delhi, Oct 1: Post his break up with Arvind Kejriwal, Anna Hazare conducted a meeting in Delhi on Monday, Oct 1 and speculations over his decision of reforming Team Anna are on. If sources are to be believed then Kiran Bedi could become the most powerful member in the new team. So, here remains a question - Is Mrs Bedi the only gainer over Anna-Kejriwal split?
Both Kejriwal and Mrs Bedi had played crucial roles in Team Anna but their difference of opinion came in the open when the latter suggested that Team Anna's protest should be aimed only against Congress, the ruling party and not BJP. The rift between the two Team Anna members occurred when Kejriwal decided to protest against both Congress and BJP leaders as he believes that both party leaders are corrupts.
Now, after such speculations over Mrs Bedi's expected role in new Team Anna, it could be said that Mrs Bedi might be one of the gainers over Anna-Kejriwal split.
According to sources, Anna is likely to announce the names of those persons who will be part of new Team Anna and former government employees such as retired bureaucrats, ex-servicemen might get prominent places in the team which would resume its fight against corruption in India.
An announcement regarding his final decision over new Team Anna is expected to be made by the septuagenarian later on Monday. Former Indian Army chief VK Singh too was present at the meeting with Anna.
Kejriwal, whose split with Anna was eminent following his decision of launching political party, made a surprised visit to Anna. The RTI activist overruled his differences with the 75-year-old Gandhian saying, "We had come to meet him. The relationship with him will always remain and there is no quarrel between us. The objective is the same but the paths to get there are different."
"We had come to say that no matter what he does we are with him. In his every effort and every campaign we are with him," added Kejriwal.
Anna parted ways with Kejriwal because the latter ignored his advice to remain apolitical. Anna believes that "Politics is not the right direction" for activists. "If politics will give us a bright future, then why India once called a golden bird had to mortgage gold?" he demanded to know.
However, Kejriwal, during an interview, had claimed that forming a political party was Anna's decision but later he backtracked. Kejriwal earlier had stated that he would formally launch his political party on Oct 2.