Anna was working for Congress Party

Anna was working for Congress Party

Salman Khurshid book claims Anna was ready to campaign for Congress. Arvind Kejriwal broke off ties with Anna Hazare after finding out the latter's secret deal to campaign for the Congress.

IAC split because Anna was ready to campaign for Congress - Salman Khurshid

References:
[1.] PMO goof link to Anna-Arvind split
[2.] Salman Khurshid secretly met Anna Hazare in Nashik
[3.] Secret meeting with Anna Hazare led to split within Team Anna
[4.] Khurshid claims Anna was ready to campaign for Congress

New Delhi, Nov. 14, 2014 Why Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal parted ways two years ago has remained a mystery. One probable reason could be a blunder by the Prime Minister’s Office during UPA II rule.

17-July-2012 Union Law and Justice & Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid held a secret meeting with anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare in Nashik on June 23. The meeting was reportedly organised by a Shiv Sena MP at Firodia Guest House on the Pune-Nashik Highway.

Hazare while addressing a press conference with Baba Ramdev in Pune on Tuesday did not deny meeting Khurshid. "I will talk about it at the right time. A fight about it is going to begin," replied Hazare when he was asked if he had met Khurshid on June 23.

Sources say Khurshid and his wife Louise Khurshid travelled to Nashik to meet Anna and request him to remove Khurshid's name from the list of corrupt ministers released by Hazare and his associates.

After a secret meeting between Hazare and then foreign minister Salman Khurshid, the PMO had apparently sent a letter meant for Hazare to Kejriwal’s home by mistake.

Hazare had indeed given that address for communication but the PMO seemed not to have realised that a secret letter should be delivered to Hazare directly at his village.

Sources aware of the goof-up revealed that Kejriwal got suspicious as Hazare was not supposed to receive any letter from the PMO.

They said he opened it to discover that his mentor had struck a pact with the Congress. The letter mentioned Hazare’s hush-hush meeting with Khurshid in Pune and thanked him for his willingness to campaign for the Congress in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.

A furious Kejriwal revealed Khurshid’s secret mission before the media and accused the Manmohan Singh government of trying to drive a wedge between him and Hazare.


Author: India Against Corruption

India Against Corruption ("IAC") is a people's organisation affiliated to the Hindustan Republican Association which was founded on 3 October,1924 at Kanpur (United Provinces). It is today one of the secular "public" faces of the HRA movement.