Anna Hazare to continue blogging

Anna Hazare clarified that only letters with his signatures should be considered his official views.

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Gandhian Anna Hazare on Saturday made it clear that he won’t stop blogging and would hire two people to air his views.

“My blog is a medium to send my message across. The blog is a smash hit in the World Wide Web. There is no question of me shutting down the blog,” he told reporters adding “I am going to hire two people look after the blog.”

Hazare had used his blog recently to communicate with people, especially during the period when he was on ‘maun vrat’ (vow of silence).

A fresh controversy erupted over a claim by his official blogger Raju Parlekar releasing a letter supposedly written by the Gandhian in which he had allegedly talked about restructuring core committee of the Team Anna.

Hazare clarified that only letters with his signatures should be considered his official views.
“If my letters have my signatures, only then they are mine,” Hazare told reporters, in the wake of Parulekar’s controversial remarks.

Hazare suspecting a conspiracy against him and his team, hit out at the Congress and the government, saying crores are being spent to malign his team’s image.

It had become clear on Saturday that Hazare had fallen out with his official blogger who had accused prominent Team Anna members of leading the Gandhian into a "blackhole" for their vested interest.
The row between Hazare and Parulekar erupted after the Gandhian claimed that he never ever spoke to him on the issue of re-structuring of Core Committee and forming a new Pan-Indian organisation with immediate effect.

Parulekar posted his version as well as an unpublished blog by Hazare in Marathi along with its English translation in the Gandhian`s blog this morning, claiming that he had not uploaded an order dictated by Hazare after October 30 following a Core Committee meeting asking him to hold it back.

Hazare took exception to his views on disbanding the core committee, telling reporters in New Delhi that how can Parulekar, a journalist, talk about disbanding Team Anna`s core committee and that he will question him.

"I have not employed him or giving him salary. How can he say all these things. I will ask him," Hazare said when asked about Parulekar`s views.

"I have not told him anything about this. If he has written anything like that then I will take action," he said.

Parulekar had responded by saying that the issue raised a question on his integrity and honour.

"I will defend myself and will prove that whatever I wrote or said was with consent of Anna Hazare. Team Anna consisting Arvind, Sisosida and Kiran Bedi are leading Anna toward a blackhole and towards doom for their vested interests (sic)," he had told reporters.

"I will prove with documentary evidence that whatever I have said and was written on the blog had Anna`s consent," he had said.