"Today I believe there can be change in the country. People also want change. That time is coming," Hazare said after the talks at the residence of Trinamool Congress national general secretary Mukul Roy.

Referring to TMC chief Banerjee as "didi" (elder sister, as she is affectionately called), Hazare said: "All her life, she has lived simply, eaten simple food, she has neither a house nor a car. So long we did not have any leader like her. Now we have found (one)."

Hazare said Banerjee has accepted all the 17 points he had suggested in a letter spelling out pro-people policies.

In the missive, Hazare had asked the Bengal Chief Minister about her stand on implementing the policies if she came to power.

Banerjee was the only leader to reply to Hazare's letter, sent to all political parties.

Banerjee touched Hazare's feet to pay her respects after the 76-year-old anti-corruption crusader was escorted by Roy from Maharashtra Sadan to his residence for the meeting.


Hazare did not give details of the discussions, but said he would make things clear at a media conference on Wednesday.

Earlier in Kolkata, Banerjee avoided a direct reply to a query on whether Hazare would campaign for her party in the coming Lok Sabha polls. "Let me meet him first. Then I will let you know the details," she said.

Roy and TMC Rajya Sabha MP KD Singh visited Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra on Saturday to hold preliminary discussions with Hazare and fixed a meeting between him and Banerjee. Hazare has been praising Banerjee ever since she replied to his letter containing the 17-point suggestions.


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