Anna Hazare and associates spent Rs 30 lakh on campaign

Last Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 22:00

New Delhi: Anna Hazare and his associates
brought the government to its knees on the Lokpal Bill issue
through a campaign on which a little over Rs 30 lakh was spent
in the past one year.

According to details provided by `India Against
Corruption` (IAC), which spearheaded the campaign, it received
a total donation of Rs 82,87,668 while it spent Rs 32,69,900
for the campaign.

"We have issued receipts to all the donors and have
maintained a record of their details. We issued receipts on
account of Public Cause Research Foundation which is acting as
secretariat for the campaign," an IAC spokesperson said.

According to IAC, they spent Rs 9,47,344 for tent,
bed, sound system and hall booking for the Jantar Mantar
protest and other programmes. An amount of Rs 8,93,938 was
spent on telephone calls while another Rs 4,61,382 was spent
on travelling.

Rs 2,405 was spent on postage while the amount for
other expenses were: Printing (Rs 7,32,624), food (Rs 81,751),
medical expenses for those on fast (Rs 44,908), video-
recording (Rs 11,755) and stationary (Rs 6,940).

Jindal Aluminium made the highest donation of Rs 25
lakh followed by an individual Surender Pal Singh (Rs ten
lakh), Ramky (Rs five lakh) and Eicher Good Earth Trust and an
individual Arun Duggal Rs three lakh each.

HDFC Bank gave Rs 50,000 to the movement while Carmel
Convent School in Delhi donated Rs 20,000 for the IAC. The
Jammu and Kashmir Bank Ltd shelled out Rs 10,000.

"We received a donation less than Rs 5,000 from2,871
people which amounted to Rs 7,34,498," the spokesperson said.


First Published: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 22:00

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