Not asked for Anna’s support to Advani yatra: BJP

In a tit-for-tat response to Anna Hazare`s comments that he would not support L K Advani`s proposed yatra, the BJP on Tuesday said it had not sought his support.

Updated: Sep 13, 2011, 20:33 PM IST

New Delhi: In a tit-for-tat response to Anna
Hazare`s comments that he would not support L K Advani`s
proposed yatra, the BJP on Tuesday said it had not sought his
support and it was "not necessary" for the party and the
Gandhian to agree on every issue.

"Anna Hazare is a well-known and respected social
activist. He has the right to have his opinion on the yatra.
People have the liberty to support or not to support the
yatra. But we have also not sought his support," BJP
spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.

In reply to a question, Hazare had stated that he would
not support Advani`s yatra and maintained that a non-Congress,
non-BJP front should be supported in politics.

Hazare`s indefinite fast at Ramlila grounds last month
against corruption was supported by the BJP and had even led
the Congress and other parties to allege that most supporters
of the Gandhian were RSS and BJP men.

"It is not necessary for us (BJP and Hazare) to agree on
every issue. Though I have not heard of Hazare saying he will
not support, we know that a lot of people are going to come
out in support of Advani`s yatra," Javadekar said.

PTI