On Team Anna's 9th day of fasting at Jantar Mantar, actor Anupam Kher was there with a letter signed by prominent citizens urging them to call off their fast and tackle the issue on a different level. The letter signed by people like Gen VK Singh, who recently retired as Army Chief and Santosh Hegde, the former Karnataka Lokayukta, urged Team Anna to enter politics. This is how the politicians of the country are reacting to that request. Ambika Soni: Congress Leader and Union Information and Broadcasting Minister
Everyone in public life has right to join politics. You can't hold the government to ransom like that. I am glad they will end fast. Some of us always felt they were inching towards active politics. They'll understand obligations and constraints.Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: BJP Spokesperson
Firstly it good that they are calling off their fast. They need to be healthy to carry on any movement. In a democracy, the option of entering politics is an available to everyone. We welcome this decision. BJP will support any movement that is against corruption. Digvijaya Singh: Congress General Secretary
I welcome Anna's decision to end their fast to create a political alternative which is the only way in a healthy democracy. Didn't I predict?Nilotpal Basu: CPM Leader
Don't want to give too much importance to Team Anna. Already they have got too much attention from the media.