After their well-received fight against corruption, members of Team Anna are now going to take up a new campaign to sensitize people about the importance of their votes in a voter awareness drive beginning from Feb 3 in Faizabad, UP. In this drive voters will be advised to stay away from caste or communal factors and question their respective candidates about their stand on Lokpal bill. While they will focus on Lokpal bill, they will also make voters aware of the credentials of the candidates as various parties give ticket to corrupt and criminal elements giving winnability quotient primacy over everything else. Reportedly there will be ‘people’s contact’ programmes across UP beginning from Faizabad where people will be requested to vote for the best without naming anyone. State elections are due in UP from February 4 to March 3.
Anna Hazare due to his ill health will be away from this drive while Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi will be representing Team Anna in this campaign against all the political parties during the elections. As opposed to the earlier campaigns by Anna and his mates against Congress in by-elections in Haryana and Bihar where Congress lost and termed this anti-corruption movement as essentially an anti-congress movement backed by right wing, this time quite sensibly they have decided to make voter aware in general and will be working against all the political parties and not just one.
In addition to Keriwal and Bedi, Kumar Vishwas is expected to strike a chord with the people with his famous digs at politicians. Now when every political party is all out to campaign, Team Anna will prove to be another competitor in the fray!