Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday came all out in support of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying she should be the next Prime Minister of the country. He also said he will campaign for all Trinamool Congress candidates ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
“I support Mamata, not for her party, but I support her views on the society and the country. I support her values and intentions,” Anna said in a joint press conference with Mamata Banerjee.
He said Mamata banerjee was the only Chief Minister who responded to the 17 demands sent in a letter by him to every CM. “These 17 points can help us change the country for the better, Mamata says these will adopted if she comes to power,” Anna said.
He said he had full faith in Mamata. “Many people may question whether Didi would fulfil these demands after coming to power. But I have full faith in Mamata. These 17 points can indeed fulfil the economic needs of the country,” Anna said.
Hitting out at Aam Aadmi Party leader and his former aide Arvind Kejriwal, Anna said there is no question of supporting him. “Arvind Kejriwal didn’t reply to my 17 demands, there’s no question of supporting him,” Anna said.