Anna Hazare to campaign for Trinamool Congress, party ‘proud’ of association

Anna Hazare will campaign for Trinamool Congress candidates all over India in the Lok Sabha elections.

Pune | Updated: February 13, 2014 8:54 pm

Social activist Anna Hazare will campaign for Trinamool Congress candidates all over India in the forthcoming parliamentary elections, according to party general secretary Mukul Roy.

Roy, who called on Hazare at his native village of Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar district on Thursday, said that Hazare would have a meeting with TMC chief Mamta Banerjee in Delhi on February 18.

The former Railway minister, who met the anti-graft crusader as Mamta’s emissary, said his party was “proud” of getting Hazare’s support in a departure from his known stand of not canvassing for any political party in the elections.

“We feel proud that such a senior mass leader has hailed the leadership of Mamta Banerjee who had replied to his 17-point economic programme which is being incorporated in the party election manifesto,” he added.

Roy quoted Hazare as saying that Mamta was an “honest leader committed to root out corruption”.

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First Published on: February 13, 2014 8:53 pm
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    Abhishek Singh
    Feb 14, 2014 at 7:17 am
    West Bengal under Mamta's rule witness a lot of crime, law and order are useless in her rule, how social activist Anna Hazare going to campaign for her
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      Little Indian
      Feb 13, 2014 at 4:40 pm
      Hahaha... so called saint promoting the certified gunda party.... shame
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        Little Indian
        Feb 13, 2014 at 4:40 pm
        Hahaha... so called saint promoting the certified gunda party.... shame
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          Yashmeen
          Feb 14, 2014 at 7:19 am
          Anna knows the stand of TMC in his Lokpal movement but yet he going to campaign for her, don't know why. He has to praise congress as its all congress and rahul hi effort Lokpal Bill finally ped.
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            Yashmeen
            Feb 14, 2014 at 7:19 am
            Anna knows the stand of TMC in his Lokpal movement but yet he going to campaign for her, don't know why. He has to praise congress as its all congress and rahul hi effort Lokpal Bill finally ped.
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              Amit Sood
              Feb 13, 2014 at 5:43 pm
              Another political gimmick. TMC has included these points in manifesto just to have a m leader like Anna on their side.
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                Amit Sood
                Feb 13, 2014 at 5:43 pm
                Another political gimmick. TMC has included these points in manifesto just to have a m leader like Anna on their side.
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                  drreddy
                  Feb 13, 2014 at 5:42 pm
                  what a waste of fame and opportunity.mamta didi is hosting bangla terrorists and all this gentleman looks for is what kind of slippers a CM wears.there is a land mine under the slippers she is wearing. you already brought one fiasco in delhi state and we will not allow another fiasco in new delhi.
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                    drreddy
                    Feb 13, 2014 at 5:42 pm
                    what a waste of fame and opportunity.mamta didi is hosting bangla terrorists and all this gentleman looks for is what kind of slippers a CM wears.there is a land mine under the slippers she is wearing. you already brought one fiasco in delhi state and we will not allow another fiasco in new delhi.
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                      Don
                      Feb 13, 2014 at 7:41 pm
                      It goes to show, how these people get caught up in their own self-righteousness that they run blind. Kisan Hazare as the new reference for Mamata Banerjee are the newest pair in the ring of clowns. Both are eminently suited for each other. If the country had had these two at the helm, we would have become a dust bowl of impoverishment and leading lights of beggary.It looks like the elections will bring up even more pepper sprayers, all defending themselves. Hopefully the people will not let themselves be driven by the purveyors of snake-oil. If we do not want to be swallowed by all the promises of these "Kabuli Wallahs", we need to see the bigger picture of where we are and want to be. Hopefully, it will be a just, equitable and prosperous society that will help our choices.
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                        Don
                        Feb 13, 2014 at 7:41 pm
                        It goes to show, how these people get caught up in their own self-righteousness that they run blind. Kisan Hazare as the new reference for Mamata Banerjee are the newest pair in the ring of clowns. Both are eminently suited for each other. If the country had had these two at the helm, we would have become a dust bowl of impoverishment and leading lights of beggary.It looks like the elections will bring up even more pepper sprayers, all defending themselves. Hopefully the people will not let themselves be driven by the purveyors of snake-oil. If we do not want to be swallowed by all the promises of these "Kabuli Wallahs", we need to see the bigger picture of where we are and want to be. Hopefully, it will be a just, equitable and prosperous society that will help our choices.
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                          Nil
                          Feb 14, 2014 at 2:42 am
                          What about the recent financial scams in the state like Sardha Scam, TET Scam, Trident Light Scam, SJDA Scam and many other scams? Why are these scams out of Anna's radar? What about some companies that are growing leaps and bound in the state? Why is also Anna silent about daily rapes and atrocities of women in the state?
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                            Nil
                            Feb 14, 2014 at 2:42 am
                            What about the recent financial scams in the state like Sardha Scam, TET Scam, Trident Light Scam, SJDA Scam and many other scams? Why are these scams out of Anna's radar? What about some companies that are growing leaps and bound in the state? Why is also Anna silent about daily rapes and atrocities of women in the state?
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                              PJ
                              Feb 14, 2014 at 4:02 am
                              "an honest leader committed to root out corruption”(!). Oh God! Annaji, do you have any idea what you are saying.
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                                PJ
                                Feb 14, 2014 at 4:02 am
                                "an honest leader committed to root out corruption”(!). Oh God! Annaji, do you have any idea what you are saying.
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                                  rajat
                                  Feb 14, 2014 at 2:20 pm
                                  Anna Hazare has taken a right decision. In Mamata's rule West Bengal is going to prosper day by day in spite of some rascal's atude though it is not so much as it was in the LF's regime and some other places in India. People in the erstwhile regime were afraid of going to the Police Station and to file even a simple FIR. Now this situation is changed. Nobody except some stupid fellows can deny that situation in Janglemahal and Hill is quite peaceful and people are also taking interest for the developmental work undertaken by the Present Government.
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                                    rajat
                                    Feb 14, 2014 at 2:20 pm
                                    Anna Hazare has taken a right decision. In Mamata's rule West Bengal is going to prosper day by day in spite of some rascal's atude though it is not so much as it was in the LF's regime and some other places in India. People in the erstwhile regime were afraid of going to the Police Station and to file even a simple FIR. Now this situation is changed. Nobody except some stupid fellows can deny that situation in Janglemahal and Hill is quite peaceful and people are also taking interest for the developmental work undertaken by the Present Government.
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                                      rajat
                                      Feb 14, 2014 at 2:20 pm
                                      Anna Hazare has taken a right decision. In Mamata's rule West Bengal is going to prosper day by day in spite of some rascal's atude though it is not so much as it was in the LF's regime and some other places in India. People in the erstwhile regime were afraid of going to the Police Station and to file even a simple FIR. Now this situation is changed. Nobody except some stupid fellows can deny that situation in Janglemahal and Hill is quite peaceful and people are also taking interest for the developmental work undertaken by the Present Government.
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                                        @ShyamSundar
                                        Feb 13, 2014 at 6:13 pm
                                        Anna Hazare supporting political party - Good move !!!
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                                          @ShyamSundar
                                          Feb 13, 2014 at 6:13 pm
                                          Anna Hazare supporting political party - Good move !!!
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                                            HRS Bhagi
                                            Feb 13, 2014 at 4:26 pm
                                            If at all Anna Hazare jumps in to campaign for any political party, sure he is going to loose his stature in the minds of people of the country. If he deviates from his earlier position of not joining any political party, sure he will be loosing respect he has earned from his campaign for Jan Lokpal Bill. Of late his criticism of Aravind Kejrival & his government, smells a doubt about his jealousy about other people getting credit for any anti-corruption pro-people policies and actions. It's to be noted that the UPA Gove hurried-up pushing the Lokpal Bill after it's drubbing in 4 state's embly elections and surprise rise of AAP in Delhi. But some corners tried to give full credit to Anna Hazare, which in fact should go to a great extent to Aravind Kejrival & team.
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