On Thursday, the 75-year-old anti-corruption campaigner had said, “I will crosscheck (the backgrounds of) those selected. If I find them good, I will support the candidates and campaign for them.”
Ending his three-day tour of Odisha, Hazare admitted on Saturday that there were many good people in established political parties too, but said he could not support them as the control of those parties lay elsewhere.
Accusing those parties of using unfair means to raise funds for elections, he said: “They collect crores from corporates and vested interest groups. Then they turn the black money white by breaking the amounts to less than Rs.20,000 each from supposed fictitious donors to conceal the identities of the real donors.”