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Dikshit makes light of Team Anna` plans to fight election

Last Updated: Monday, August 13, 2012 - 20:10

New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday made light of Team Anna`s plans to make a foray into politics by fighting the Delhi Assembly polls next year saying all sorts of candidates including Independents contest the election.

"Sometimes they say they are in politics, sometimes they say they are not. If it is the final decision, then let them fight (the election). All sorts of people fight election here. The Independents also fight," Dikshit said.

She was asked to comment on Team Anna`s plans to test the waters in the Delhi Assembly elections while skipping the polls in BJP-ruled Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh later this year.
The three-time Chief Minister is all set to lead the election campaign of Congress for a fourth consecutive victory in the polls slated for November 2013.

On August three while calling off his fast, Anna Hazare had announced formation of a political alternative though he had said he would not be a member of the party.

Asked about BJP president Nitin Gadkari and JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav sharing the dais with Ramdev in Ramlila Maidan before he was arrested, Dikshit said both the agitations of Hazare and the Yoga Guru have been backed by the BJP.

"We always said that both Anna Hazare`s and Ramdev`s movements are politically motivated (and backed) by BJP and it came out true," Dikshit said.

Ramdev was arrested along with his supporters when they tried to march towards Parliament demanding immediate steps to bring back black money and to protest against corruption.


First Published: Monday, August 13, 2012 - 20:10
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