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Anti-corruption campaign can't be apolitical: Kejriwal

india Updated: Oct 19, 2011 22:09 IST

In an interview with a news channel, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal, said that their campaign against anti-corruption is not against any particular party but if the center fails to pass a law by the winter session the Gandhian will start another campaign in UP.

Replying to a question on allegations that anti-graft movement is gradually turning into a political movement, Kejriwal said any anti-corruption campaign cannot be apolitical. However he added that they are not against any particular political party but all that they want is a strong Lokpal Bill. He asserted, "We are not anti-Congress."

"We want a strong Jan Lokpal Bill and for this we have to follow the path of peace and non-violence as some persons are trying to physically disturb the Team," Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday told reporters here.

"The attack on me is by those who favour corruption and those who termed Anna Hazare as dictator and released a CD for character assassination of Prashant and Shanti Bhushan," the social activist said.

On Rajendra Singh and Rajgopal leaving the Team, Kejriwal said they were not attending the Anna Team meetings and were not aware of its activities.

"We will talk on the issue later," he said.

Team Anna did not have affiliation with any political party but it had asked the people not to vote for the Congress to pressurise it for bringing the Jan Lokpal Bill, Kejriwal said.

(With PTI inputs)