Hazare to be invited for campaign against Modi

Vadodara: A BJP rebel in Gujarat is planning to invite anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare to launch a state-wide campaign against the Narendra Modi government. Former BJP Minister Nalin Bhatt, who has quit the party, told this to reporters here today.

"No political party, including Congress, is capable of removing Modi from power, despite 17 cases of corruption, which ran into Rs one lakh crore, have surfaced. Only Hazare can pull the Modi government down and provide relief to six crore people of the state," Bhatt said.

"Therefore, we are planning to invite Hazare to Gujarat to launch a crusade against the rampant corruption in the state," he added adding that there was no political motive behind the move.

"We are also trying to reach Team Anna members Kiran Bedi and Arvind Kejriwal to persuade Hazare to visit Gujarat and make it a corruption-free state." Bhatt also criticised Modi`s planned Sadbhavna fast in the city on December 15.