Pune, Sep 18 (ANI): Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday made his stand absolutely clear that he was not in favour of forming a political party, saying if his associate and RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal decides to float a political party, it would mean taking a different path with the same goal of corruption free India.
"I have decided for myself not to form a political party or fight elections. But if Arvind floats one, it would mean taking a different path with the same goal of a corruption free India," he told mediapersons here.
"If Arvind's party fields a proper candidate, we will support that particular person and not all of them," he added.
Hazare further said he would undertake a nationwide tour to seek direction to his movement.
"The exercise has begun with the Pune meeting and it will continue in Delhi where I am expecting to meet around 100 to 125 activists and hold discussions with them," he added.
Asserting that it was time to fight a joint movement against corruption, Hazare had yesterday rubbished reports of a rift between him and Kejriwal, saying this was all hype created by the media.
"There is no reality behind these reports. We have a meeting tomorrow and all these speculations are all by the media," Hazare told mediapersons at his native village Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra.
"Be it Arvind Kejriwal or anyone else who is fighting against corruption, the time has come to be united and fight this war. If we all fight against graft separately, then the same policy of divide and rule applied by the British will be used again," he added.
Hazare had earlier said he would never contest elections.
Denying his foray into politics, Hazare had earlier said that the people of this country would have the discretion to decide whether he should form a political party or not.
Hazare and his aides have been at loggerheads with the Congress led-United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government for the enactment of a strong Lokpal Bill. (ANI)