Team Anna begins anti-graft campaign in UP

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New Delhi: After touring Uttrakhand and Punjab, Team Anna has begun its campaign in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh for educating voters on the anti-graft Jan Lokpal bill, a statement said Tuesday.

Team Anna’s campaign in the state began Feb 5 in Ghazipur and Balia districts.

“Members of Team Anna have been asking people to take a vow that they will not back candidates making false promises but support those who are answerable to them in future,” said the statement.

According to Team Anna’s campaign schedule shared with reporters, volunteers of India Against Corruption have so far addressed five big public meetings in areas including former prime minister Chandrashekhar’s Balia constituency.

They have also covered constituencies of Basti, Gonda, Faizabad and Barabanki in the first phase.

While a public rally is scheduled be held in Azamgarh Feb 8, Team Anna will campaign in Chanduali and Varansi Feb 9.

Manish Sisodia, Kiran Bedi, Kumar Vishwas and other members of India Against Corruption will campaign in the state.

Team Anna will address a rally Feb 10 in Allahabad where as it will reach Rai Bareli Feb 13.

The team will visit Kanauj Feb 14 and proceed to Farrukhabad on the same day to address people.

The team will also visit Mainpuri and Etwah Feb 15 and Jhnasi Feb 16.

Under the banner of India Against Corruption, Team Anna had kicked off its tour of poll-bound states, starting from Haridwar in Uttarakhand Jan 21.