Team Anna in dilemma over targeting Congress
The Core Committee left it to Hazare to take a final call on its future strategy, including whether or not to target any single political party.
Ghaziabad: The Core Committee of Team Anna met here on Monday, sans the ailing social activist Anna Hazare, amid confusion of whether or not to target Congress during the upcoming Assembly elections.
Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan and other Team Anna members attended the deliberations during which they discussed the future course of action, including "short term and long term strategy" of the movement.
The members who attended the meeting were of the view that Team Anna should not target one single party, sources said.
Some Team Anna members are of the opinion that they deliberated on its anti-Congress line taken during its campaigns earlier as it was being accused of being pro-BJP.
The Core Committee left it to Hazare to take a final call on its future strategy, including whether or not to target any single political party during the state elections.
This was the first meeting of the team after Hazare called off his agitation on Lokpal last month.
The meeting came against the backdrop of poor public response to Hazare`s agitation in Mumbai and Delhi in the last week of December and taunts from Congress on its anti-Congress plank.
Kejriwal and Bhushan will go to Ralegan Siddhi on Tuesday and present before Hazare the suggestions that emerged in the meeting.
"We discussed the pros and cons of various suggestions. We discussed the future programmes. We discussed how to build the campaign. No decision has been taken as Anna and some other members were not present here," prominent Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan said.
Hazare did not attend the meeting as he was not keeping well. Doctors had advised him not to undertake any tour for at least a month due to his health conditions.
With PTI inputs