New Delhi: India Against Corruption leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday hoped that Anna Hazare would support him in his endeavour to form a political party, saying that there could be ideological differences on the issue but the goal is same. He said that his group would announce the future roadmap of the political party on October 2.
Speaking to CNN-IBN, Kejriwal also made it clear that he would not support any existing political party in the polls.
"I have so much respect for Anna that I can't even express it. I feel if we work honestly and work in favour of the country, Anna will come back. Anna doesn't support our venture into politics. Anna feels politics is dirty and bad. We feel politics is the only way to reform the society. We hope that Anna will rethink. I am sure that if we keep working sincerely Anna will join us," he said.
While adding that the former Team Anna members are trying to sort out differences, he said, "Neither do I or Anna have any political ambitions. There is practicality in Anna and our approach. We are trying to figure out a solution. The political parties and the system forced us to join politics. There is no grudge against each other."
Kejriwal said anti-corruption agitations would continue and politics has become another tool to strengthen the movement. "It's not that we are entering politics to acquire power. We feel politics is the only way to reform the society," he said.
Anna Hazare parted ways with Kejriwal-led group on September 19 over the issue of the anti-corruption movement taking a plunge into politics.
Kejriwal had earlier indicated that his party will not fight the Assembly elections in BJP-ruled Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh scheduled later this year, as it could not get its act together there.