Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare has decided not to campaign against the Congress and like-minded parties opposed to a strong Lokpal ahead of the assembly elections in five states, his team announced on Thursday.
The septuagenarian Gandhian's doctors have advised him to avoid any hectic activity for a month.
Key Team Anna member Kiran Bedi met Hazare at the Pune hospital where the latter was admitted last week. She said that Hazare was yet to recover fully from acute bronchitis that cut short his three-day fast in Mumbai last month.
Doctors have asked him not to undertake any fast and to avoid travel."Anna will not campaign in the coming polls... Doctors have asked him not to fast and avoid travel," Bedi told newsmen after meeting the activist.
The 74-year-old anti-corruption crusader had earlier announced that he would campaign in five states against political parties that opposed a strong Lokpal Bill in Parliament.
Team Anna's core committee will meet in New Delhi on Saturday to plan its future strategy. It will decide on how to take forward the Lokpal campaign.
The Member of Parliament Local Area Development Division is entrusted with the responsibility of implementation of Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS). Under the scheme, each MP has the choice to suggest to the District Collector for, works to the tune of Rs.2 Crores per annum to be taken up in his/her constituency.