New Delhi: Anna Hazare on Monday dismissed
reports of a rift in his team, asserting they will stand
united and negative publicity will not affect them.
"Nothing will affect our integrity--neither the negative
publicity doing rounds about Team Anna and nor the factors
trying to create a rift in our team. Team Anna will stand
united and strive hard for the effective implementation of
Janlokpal Bill," Hazare said in his latest blog posting.
His remarks came amidst reports of serious differences
creeping-in in Team Anna on some important issues facing his
Some members were taken by surprise on Hazare`s stand
that the Core Committee will decide on the continuance of
lawyer Prashant Bhushan, who had created a controversy by
advocating plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir, in the team.
Hazare has also tweaked his campaign against Congress,
saying he will work with Congress across the country if the
UPA government brings a strong Lokpal Bill in the winter
session of Parliament and keeps its words on other reforms.
The Gandhian has also decided to wait till the end of the
winter session to embark on a `yatra` in Uttar Pradesh,
contrary to the earlier decision of hitting the streets
against Congress in the state soon after Dusshera.