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Not for or against any party: Team Anna

india Updated: Jan 21, 2012 01:44 IST
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Anti-graft activist Anna Hazare's team on Friday released its campaign document for the assembly elections in which it has attacked the UPA government for "betraying the country" on the lokpal bill.

Releasing the four-page pamphlet, team Anna members Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan and Manish Sisodia said their campaign would not be in favour or against any particular political party.

Team Anna will begin its campaign from Uttarakhand on Saturday, where it will be there till Monday and will then move to Punjab on January 24 and 25.

Titled - "Your Vote can Change the History of India -Betrayal by central government on the country", the pamphlet includes questions posed to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and also the BJP.

"Our campaign is not against or in favour of any party but on important issues like corruption, lokpal, land acquisition and making the voters aware about the use of money and muscle power during the elections," Bhushan said.

Asked whether the title of the pamphlet betrays their claim of not targeting any party, Kejriwal replied: "Hasn't the government cheated the whole country? Why should it be defensive on such an important issue?"

He said team Anna will tell the people about the stand taken by all the parties on the lokpal issue in parliament.

The pamphlet has listed six betrayals on the issue of lokpal by the UPA government.

Team Anna has also sought answers from Rahul Gandhi on whether Congress will dare to bring a strong lokpal bill.

In its questions to the BJP, they have asked whether it will bring a strong lokayukta bill in states ruled by it.

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