New Delhi, Aug 3 (ANI): Team Anna member Kumar Vishwas on Friday said the need of the hour is to have a new kind of politics, which will make the Parliament more transparent and accountable.
Vishwas said the Members of Parliament have at the moment no concern for the common man of this country.
We will have to start a new kind of politics in this country, which will make the Houses more transparent and accountable. In every agitation, there are two places to protest either on the road or inside the assembly. If the politicians want to understand only the language of the assembly, then the people of this country will give them a lesson even on that, he said.
Vishwas, a Hindi poet and a professor of Hindi literature, said that he support Team Anna's focus on political plans, but added that he was himself not ready for it at the moment.
I am with Annaji and his full team. I have written that once you have decided, then there is no point in looking back. What I have written on the Face book is my personal opinion. Like Anna, even I think that I must take initiative in politics, but I am still not ready for electoral politics, said Vishwas
Vishwas, however, said that he would enter into politics if the people of the country so desired.
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare yesterday said that he and his team members would end their fast on Friday, and added that his aides want feedback within 48 hours on whether they should form a political party.
Asserting that power should rest with the people in a true democracy, Hazare yesterday reiterated that there is nothing wrong in forming a political party.
Hazare said power should be with the people of the country.
In a true democracy, power should be in the hands of the people. The power must be given to the public. Village land, village water belongs to the village. There is a government in Delhi, but in the village, we are the government. Village has the right over coal, water in the village, he said.
Hazare asked his supporters to dislodge those leaders, who don't give in to people's demand.
He, however, said that he himself would not enter politics.
I will not get into politics. I will fight from the outside. You have to think who goes into a party. Do they have a good character? Such people only should be given a ticket. If you want to change the nation, form a party. But see who is going into that party. How will you monitor them? You have to think about that, said Hazare.
The people who ask for your votes, whether they are right or wrong, should be monitored, he added.
The 75-year-old social activist also reiterated that the government is not serious on bringing a strong anti-graft bill to combat rampant corruption in the country.
The government, however, hit back at Team Anna, saying they have always been power-hungry and must contest elections to prove its claim of representing the will of the people.
The standoff between the UPA and Team Anna intensified after the latter demanded the setting up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of retired judges of Supreme and High Courts, to probe charges of corruption against 15 cabinet ministers, including the Prime Minister. (ANI)