New Delhi: Anna Hazare on Saturday announced that he would start a national campaign against corruption from January 30, 2013, the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. "Today (Saturday) there was a meeting among 13 old members of our group for over five hours. Soon there will be a national campaign against corruption. I will start a nationwide tour from January 30, 2013," Hazare said after the meeting.
"It is a misinformation that the team has ended. We have formed a 13-member team which will take forward the movement," Hazare said. The activist also said he will inaugurate his new office at Sarvodaya Enclave in south Delhi on Sunday. "We need to unite the country against corruption, we need a revolution to change the system," he said.
Among those who attended the meeting were Kiran Bedi, N Santosh Hegde and Medha Patkar. "This movement is back. This movement won't stop until our investigating agencies become independent and non-participant," Bedi said.
Hazare September 19 confirmed his "separation" from his former team and from key associate Arvind Kejriwal on the issue of forming a political party and directed that his photographs or name should not be used for political campaigning.