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Team Anna divided over Raj Thackeray

MUMBAI / NEW DELHI: Team Anna appeared to be divided on Raj Thackeray today with Anna Hazare praising the MNS Chief saying his work "appeals" to him and its key member Prashant Bhush

Published: 26th April 2012 10:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:45 PM   |  A+A-

MUMBAI / NEW DELHI: Team Anna appeared to be divided on Raj Thackeray today with Anna Hazare praising the MNS Chief saying his work "appeals" to him and its key member Prashant Bhushan disapproving his politics.

After meeting Raj in Mumbai, Hazare lauded the leader of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena(MNS) for initiatives like conducting examination for party candidates to contest the civic body polls held in February.

The Gandhian said Raj's work really "appeals" to him.

"Raj has expressed his willingness to support a strong and effective Lokayukta in Maharashtra," Hazare told reporters after the meeting in Dadar to lobby for MNS support for a strong Lokayukta in Maharashtra.

But Bhushan said he is not in agreement with Raj's style of politics.

"We do not support Raj Thackeray's ways (like his opposition to north Indians)," the Supreme Court laywer told reporters in Delhi when asked about Hazare's praise of the estranged nephew of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray.

However, another Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal said he was not aware of any such remarks by Hazare and therefore could not make a comment.

Hazare is in Mumbai to meet political leaders to muster support for a strong Lokayukta legislation in the state.



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