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Kolkata:Agreeing to a 17-point agendaproposed by Anna Hazare for political parties, the TrinamoolCongress has sought guidance from the Gandhian activist."We accept your 17 points economic agenda and needyour guidance also," Trinamool's national general secretaryMukul Roy said in a recent letter to Hazare.He was replying to a letter from the anti-corruptioncrusader which had sought the party's support in implementinga list of programmes in Parliament after this year's LokSabha polls.Roy said that most of these issues pertaining toimproving the life of common man, development of village-basedindustries, transparency in acquiring agricultural land,improving the condition of the minorities, etc, have alreadybeen included in their party manifesto for the 2009 Lok Sabhaelections and the 2011 state Assembly polls."I would like to assure you that we are wholeheartedlyworking to incorporate many more such ideas in our party's2014 Lok Sabha election manifesto as well," the Trinamoolleader said.TMC national spokesperson Derek O'Brien said, "Thelives of Annaji and Mamata didi are aligned in theirsimplicity. We will look upto him to guide us".Hazare had yesterday lauded the Trinamool supremo forher simplicity.In the letter, Roy also congratulated Hazare on hisrelentless efforts to bring transparency in public life.PTI

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