BJP ready to support Anna Hazare's political party?

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New Delhi, Aug 3: President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Nitin Gadkari on Friday, Aug 3 stated that their party would support Anna Hazare who is fighting against corruption. Gadkari's statement surfaced just a day after when Team Anna hinted that they may launch a political party soon.

"We support anyone who's against corruption, be it Anna Hazare or Baba Ramdev. If Anna seeks out support, we will help," said Gadkari during an interview with NDTV. With this statement, Gadkari left a chance for another question to rise - is BJP ready to support the political party which is expected to be formed by Team Anna?

Team Anna, who initially began their journey of protest against corruption demanding to pass Lokpal Bill, recently claimed that they may form a political party to give Indians a "political alternatives".

Anna along with Team Anna members and other supporters resumed their fast protest but on Thursday, they announced about their decision of calling off the protest by Friday evening.

Arvind Kejriwal, crucial Team Anna member who has also been fasting for the same cause along with Anna, stated, "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."

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

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.

The team is expected to end their fast at 5 pm at Jantar Mantar on Friday. According to sources, they may announce their final decision of forming a political party on the same day. Now it would be interesting to see whether BJP or any other political party approach them and whether Team Anna accept their support or not.

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