Hazare said that Sharad Pawar should quit his ministry anyway. It may be recalled that Pawar had said he would be happy if he was relieved from the GoM on corruption.
Earlier, when pointed out that the BJP too had embarked on a anti-corruption campaign , the reformist said the party was taking advantage of the nationwide movement he had begun. "But, they are a political party and are free to do as they wish. In the past too, when I agitated against corruption in the BJP government, the Congress party supported me. Now, its the other way around", Hazare said.
On Tuesday, BJP leaders Maneka Gandhi and Prakash Javadekar visited Hazare`s protest site at Jantar Mantar but did not make any speeches. JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav too sat on the dais with Hazare and offered his support for the Jan Lokpal Bill and even said he was ready to take it up in Parliament. Hazare said he would not allow politicians to sit with him on the dais anymore. The anti-corruption champion began his fast yesterday and has been joined by thousands of people.