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Is Swami Agnivesh trying again to sabotage Anna's movement???

posted Sep 27, 2017, 8:42 AM by অবতক বাংলা সংবাদ

News agencies brought the news which read :Agnivesh willing to rejoin Anna's movement

Social activist Swami Agnivesh, who fell out with Anna Hazare, says he is willing to rejoin the anti-corruption movement led by him provided they agree, though he had faced "lot of insults" during his stint as a core member of Team Anna.

"I will not let my ego come in the way. I am willing
to rejoin Team Anna. But I will not tolerate any hanky-panky," he told India TV in an interview, according to a release from the television channel.

Detailing his differences with Team Anna during Hazare's fast at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi, Agnivesh said it can be called dissent "which is essential in democracy."

"I wanted Anna Hazare to sit on indefinite fast, but not on fast unto death. At the core committee meeting on August 13, I raised this point and my dissenting note was formally recorded at Anna's insistence," he said.

Agnivesh, who had levelled serious corruption charges against key Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal, said some people wanted Anna movement to continue so that "they could grab the leadership."

"How can they ignore a joint appeal of Parliament and even the Prime Minister saluting the Gandhian? It was a golden opportunity for Anna to end his fast, but they dragged it on for three more days. I told them, you've done the wrong thing and this will later cause grave risk to Anna's health," he said.

To a specific question, the release quoted him as saying that "I even wept sitting alone. I had faced a lot of insults. But I decided not to speak otherwise it could weaken Anna's movement."

On his conversation in a controversial CD, he said he was speaking to Pandit NK Sharma, an associate of Shankaracharya Swarupannanda Saraswati.