New Delhi/Bareilly: Noting that there was no
difference between Anna Hazare and the government on the need
to fight corruption, Congress today welcomed Team Anna`s
decision not to campaign against any political party but
against the issue of graft in five poll-bound states.
Law Minister Salman Khurshid said in Bareilly (Uttar
Pradesh) that the government and Anna Hazare were never at
loggerheads on the issue of fighting corruption and the
difference was confined to only the methodology to do it.
"Anna himself had never said he would campaign against
any party. But it was being thought out that he along with his
friends would perhaps campaign against Congress. But this
decision was never taken by him. Now after discussions, they
have decided that they would campaign against corruption,
which we welcome," Khurshid said.
He said even the government was campaigning against
corruption and fighting hard to root it out.
At the AICC briefing in Delhi, party spokesman Manish
Tewari refused to attach much significance to Team Anna`s
"The large amount of noise heard in Delhi is not there
when it comes to the ground," he said when asked about the
He said the Congress was fighting the elections on the
basis of its own performance.