Activist Kiran Bedi today questioned the need for the anti-corruption movement turning political and said Anna Hazare will be able to unite everyone fighting against corruption.

She said Hazare can unite all movements across the country and put pressure on political parties on the issue of corruption and bringing a strong Lokpal Bill.

“What is the compulsion to float a party?” Bedi, who sided with Hazare on the issue of staying apolitical and continuing with the movement, said.

Hazare parted ways with the Arvind Kejriwal-led group which was planning to form a party to fight corruption.

Bedi said she “will never go political”.

Yesterday, Bedi had tweeted, “Feel Anna was being expected to support political option when he was never inclined. Was it a case of misjudgement on the part of some?”

(This article was published on September 20, 2012)
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