I don`t want to become Prime Minister: Hazare

Gandhian Anna Hazare, whose hunger strike forced the government to set up a joint committee with civil society activists to draft the Lokpal Bill, said he was not interested in politics.

Last Updated: Apr 10, 2011, 21:24 PM IST

New Delhi: Gandhian Anna Hazare, whose
hunger strike forced the government to set up a joint
committee with civil society activists to draft the Lokpal
Bill, today said he was not interested in politics and did not
not want to become Prime Minister.

"If I enter politics and become the Prime Minister
tomorrow, I won`t be able to do what I can do today," the
73-year-old Gandhian said to a news agency.

He was replying to a question whether he will accept
if all "honest and good MPs" select him as the Prime Minister.

"What you can do from outside, you cannot do being
part of the system (government)...I never thought of joining
politics. Even if I join and contest any election, I may lose
deposit because I don`t have huge money-power and also the
public is now aware enough," he said.

When asked what role he sees for the new generation in
this movement against corruption, Hazare said youth was the
biggest support of his movement and they can create magic.

"If the youth of the country wakes up, I hope
corruption will be wiped out from its roots," he said.

PTI