Anna Hazare
Social activist Anna Hazare joined the ex-servicemen in their protest against the non-implementation of One Rank One Pension scheme at Jantar Mantar, Delhi.IANS File

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of backtracking on his promise to fight corruption, anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare said he would launch a campaign against the BJP-led government.

Speaking to NDTV at his village Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra, the 77-year-old said, "It is clear that PM Modi is not serious about fighting corruption. In eight months, the government has not given any priority to corruption and there has been no progress on the Lokpal law. We are gathering people for a movement."

He however refused to comment on Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi, the two big names at the forefront of former "Team Anna".

"Ekla Chalo Re. I don't need Kiran Bedi or Arvind Kejriwal. I have the public with me. Why should I be upset at not having a team?" the Gandhian said.

"Let Delhi decide whether to choose Kiran or Arvind. Why drag me into the muck?" he added.

Hazare reportedly refused to take Kiran Bedi's calls earlier this month as he found her joining the BJP acceptable. He however denied it on Thursday saying, "Why should she call me? Who am I?"

Kejriwal's move to launch the Aam Aadmi Party in 2012 was opposed by Anna Hazare as well as Bedi.

"Any Indian citizen can contest elections. The Constitution does not say that a person has to subscribe to any party or view. It is because of party politics that the country has suffered," Hazare said.