Vote for clean and socially active candidates: Anna Hazare

People should elect their MPs and MLAs on basis of social service rendered by them: Hazare

Written by Agencies | Ralegan Siddhi (maha) | Published: September 8, 2012 5:55:19 pm

Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare,who has made it clear he will neither float a political party nor contest polls,today said people should elect their representatives on the basis of their record of social service and strength of character.

The Gandhian said though he has no plans to contest elections,he was ready to campaign for honest and clean candidates.

People should elect their MPs and MLAs on the basis of social service rendered by them and their personal character. Candidates aspiring to become legislators must show commitment to implement election manifesto and remain answerable to common people for their every act,he said at his native village here in western Maharashtra.

Since there are not enough honest Members of Parliament in the current House,passing a strong Lokpal Bill has become difficult,the veteran social activist said.

Earlier,anti-corruption activists Arvind Kejriwal,Manish Sisodia and Dinesh Waghela came down here from Delhi and met Anna Hazare and discussed various issues with him.

People want new political alternative,says Kejriwal

Social activist Arvind Kejriwal today said most of the current political parties have lost credibility and hence people are yearning for a new alternative which they are seeking to provide.

People in India now want a new political alternative which has a vision and is honest in its intent. This is because most of the present political parties in the country have lost their credibility and people are demanding active political participation from us,he said.

Kejriwal was here in Western Maharashtra to meet anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare along with his associates Manish Sisodia and Dinesh Waghela.

While Hazare has maintained that he will neither form a political party or fight elections,members of his now dissolved Team Anna have decided to make electoral foray.

Kejriwal said there are no fundamental differences in his team members as motive of all of them is the same.

A meeting will be organised on September 17 to discuss broad contours about contesting elections. The details of selected candidates for 2014 Lok Sabha polls will be displayed on our website and common people can comment on the selection,the Magsaysay award winner said.

Later,the selected candidates have to give an affidavit pledging not to use Government bungalows,official car,security and other facilities if they are elected,he said.

All candidates will have to give details of property and undertaking that they will not take honorarium of more than Rs 25,000,Kejriwal added.

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