New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal on Monday played down criticism by Anna Hazare of his anti-corruption group getting into politics, saying there was no fight between the two and they were combating graft through different routes.

Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia arrived at N D Tiwari Bhavan near ITO where Hazare is holding a meeting with retired bureaucrats and others on the next course of action regarding his apolitical anti-corruption movement.
Kejriwal, who met Hazare for the first time after they split over the issue of launching a political outfit, said, "We came to meet him as he is in Delhi. We have a relationship. There is no fight between us. He himself has said that our goal is same though the paths are different".
"We told him that whenever needed, we are there to help him. He told us media is creating an impression that there is a fight," Kejriwal told reporters after his 20-minute meeting with Hazare.

The meeting came a day ahead of the likely announcement by Kejriwal to launch a new political party.

Anna may announce his new team

Meanwhile, after parting ways from his close aids, Hazare is also expected to announce his new team later on Monday to take the anti-corruption movement started by him forward.
Politics full of dirt: Anna  

Hazare had on Sunday fired a salvo at the Kejriwal-led group, saying they had not responded to his questions on how to present a political alternative to the people in the fight against corruption and dubbed the path of politics as one "full of dirt".
The path of "politics is not sacred and it is full of dirt" but the route of agitation is "sacred", Hazare had said.    
Hazare split with Kejriwal-led group on September 19, saying he was opposed to the movement taking a political plunge.
Contending that a big movement and not politics will give the country its future, Hazare had said that he told the pro-party group that the route of politics was "not the right direction".
"I did not give an alternative. When I was told that an alternative has to be given, I said it is a good idea but I asked them to answer my 5-6 questions (on how to provide an alternative). But I did not get those answers," he said.     

Hazare was referring to the questions he raised like how will members of a new party will be selected, where will the money come from and how will the candidates for elections be selected among others.


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