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Sep 30, 2012 at 09:47am IST

Hazare to meet supporters in Delhi, plan strategy post Team Anna split

New Delhi: Anna Hazare will be in Delhi on Sunday for a two-day visit. Anna will be meeting his supporters and activists to map out the future course of action of his anti-corruption crusade. This is the first time Anna will be in the capital after his split with IAC member Arvind Kejriwal. Recently Anna, in his blog had openly blamed Kejriwal and his pro-party group for the rift in the team. While in Delhi Anna is expected to meet ex-servicemen and retired bureaucrats to garner more support for his team.

"Today in New Delhi, we will discuss future strategies for our agitation. Prominent figures will be present at the meet. Ex-Army officers, IAS officers, etc have joined hands with us," said Anna.

The meeting is likely to be attended by activists Medha Patkar, Dr Sunilam and others, sources said. Anna will return to Ralegan Siddhi on Monday. In his blog on Saturday, Anna had said "politics has split" the anti-corruption movement and the pro-party group has gone against his will.

Anna also decried efforts to link him with some parties and "communal" outfits, in an apparent reference to allegations that he is closing ranks with RSS through yoga guru Ramdev to run the anti-corruption movement after the split with the Kejriwal-led group. "Those who favour party have been saying that if Anna says, then they will not form a party. But despite that, they have decided to go ahead with the plan against my decision.

Sometimes, it is also said they were forming the party because Anna has decided so. This is not right," he said.

In his latest blog, the 75-year-old activist also said the movement was not divided in the past two years despite efforts by UPA government. But, he added, now it has split even without the government putting in any effort as one group wanted to take the electoral route.

Anna had also said that he will not resort to fasting any more to press for his demands, and will fight for his causes through agitations. "Now onwards I will not undertake fast. In future I will fight for my causes through agitations," Anna said on Saturday.

Expressing full faith in country's youth, Anna asked them not to be pessimistic about future of the country.