New Delhi: Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid has written a blow by blow account of his secret meeting with Anna Hazare on June 23. In an article in Tehelka, Khurshid claimed that Anna felt that Ramdev used his name for support, while his agenda was completely different. Khurshid said that Anna volunteered that he had decided not to tour country and would not fast on July 25 and August 9.
Khurshid has also claimed that Anna Hazare told him that he has nothing against the Congress ministers and knew the shortcomings of his team. Khurshid wrote that Anna even praised Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan.
Khurshid also claimed that Anna said he had full faith in Kiran Bedi and Justice Santosh Hegde.
Khurshid also said that Anna told him there was nothing wrong in keeping the details of his meeting secret for the good of the country.
Anna Hazare had earlier claimed that Khurshid had asked him to keep the meeting secret and he agreed. Khurshid had also asked him not to participate in the proposed fast in Delhi.
"When Salman Khurshid told me that the government will take a decision on the issue before July 25 (when Team Anna plans to go on fast), it clearly means that differences crop up in the team before the agitation so that I am not part of the protest. After coming to know about your government's conspiracy, I do not wish to talk to any minister or any responsible person now or in future...," Anna had said in Ralegaon Siddhi.
(With additional information from PTI)