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Team Anna to kick start its campaign on Jan 21

Last Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 15:44

Dehra Dun: Team Anna will start its campaign
in five election-bound states from Uttarakhand from January

Members of team Anna will campaign for a strong Lokpal
bill, against corruption and other issues such as caste and
religion on January 21 in Haridwar.

They will also visit Dehradun, Rudrapur, Almora and
Haldwani in the wake of the forthcoming Assembly polls in the
The team will also visit Srinagar on January 24 and a few
other parts of the state on January 27 and 28. Former IRS
officer Arvind Kejriwal, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi and
Kumar Vishwas, members of the core team, will campaign in the
state during the elections.

The team would be visiting all the five states where
Assembly elections were due, Manish Sisodia, team Anna`s core
member, said.
He also denied canvassing against the Congress.

"We will not campaign against any political party instead
create awareness among voters against corruption and
candidates with tainted track record," Sisodia said.

He said it was high time that the voters should be
properly guided to make good use of their precious votes for
the right candidates and vote for those with a clean image,
good education and background of serving people.

He also appreciated Khanduri for passing the Lokayukta
Bill, quite similar to the Lokpal Bill, as advocated by team
Anna in the state.

Meanwhile, Congress has vehemently opposed the visit by
the Team Anna saying it was politically motivated and meant to
benefit BJP.

"The visit is surely designed to benefit BJP," Surendra
Kumar, Congress spokesman, said.

BJP on the other hand welcomed the visit of Team Anna
saying everybody is free to air their opinions in the
democratic setup of the country.


First Published: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 15:44
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