Crores of rupees spent to malign my team: Anna

Last Updated: Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 20:41

New Delhi: Alleging that crores of rupees
are being spent to jeopardise Jan Lokpal bill, Anna Hazare
on Thursday said the activists will not lose sight of their goal and
will not reply to continous inneundos made by those seeking
"cheap publicity".
In his latest blog posting, Hazare said he has heard that
"crores of rupees have been spent" for launching a malicious
campaign against his team by those who are against the
movement.

"Who is controlling from behind the faces who are all
doing this? From where the funds are coming for such
activities? There are many such questions," he said.

Despite clarifying things whenever doubts were raised, he
said the accusations are repeated through different medium
time and again and now he began to feel that it is done
deliberately to distract attention from Jan Lokpal bill.

"As we are fighting for the larger interest of the
country, we have now decided not to respond to such
accusations as those working against me and my team wants
cheap publicity," he said.

He said the team was keenly watching the winter session
of Parliament as government has promised that it will pass the
Jan Lokpal Bill in this session.
"This is not only important for us but also for those
crores of Indians who had came to support...At any cost, our
attention should not be diverted and so we have to be alert.
For that, I and my colleagues are united," he said in an
apparent reference to the recent outbursts of his ex-blogger
Raju Parulakear against Team Anna members.

"This issue is very important for the future of the
nation. Some people having vested interests are against this.
It is also evident that various forces are also working in
various forms against it.

"Since the agitation has started, efforts have been made
to divert people`s attention by levelling allegations of
corruption against my team, to create differences between me
and my team and to create rumours about the agitation and us,"
Hazare alleged.

The amount of support and reaction we are getting from
the people in the country or from abroad is the proof that
their "malicious efforts" are not bearing any fruit, he
claimed.

"All the work related to this movement is being take
care off by my colleague Arvind Kejriwal`s organisation
`PCRF` since the beginning.

"Since our movement doesn`t have a bank account, all the
money collected during the agitation was deposited in the
account of PCRF.

"PCRF has asked me to join them but I don`t think that I
have to join every organisation that have supported our
movement. Also, I don`t like it. Out of Ralegan Siddi, I am
not a member of any organisation and it`s not necessary for a
worker like me. The whole movement is transparent. We dont`
have any difference of opinion on the issue and have said this
many times," he claimed.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 20:41

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