Just before he begins his indefinite maun vrat’, Anna Hazare distanced himself from controversial statements of his aides Pra-shant Bhushan and Arvind Kejriwal, in an interview to Headlines Today.
On Bhushan’s statement for a plebiscite in Kashmir, he said, “I am against anybody who talks about dividing the country. I am very uncomfortable with what Bhushan has said. Our core committee will meet to decide on his continuing as a team member. After that I will take a decision.”
He rejected Kejriwal’s statement that he (Hazare) was above Parliament: “...If he did say Anna is above Parliament, it’s wrong.”
Hazare again accused Congress, BJP and RSS of “defaming” him, saying he’d never met Mohan Bhagwat. He disputed the RSS’ claim that it had given him a letter of support.