`Donations for Anna should return to his trust`
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Last Updated: Monday, November 21, 2011, 20:52
New Delhi: Claiming that Anna Hazare will be unable to run the anti-graft campaign on his own if resources are controlled by Arvind Kejriwal, Gandhian's ex-blogger Raju Parulekar on Monday demanded the donations collected in the former's name should be returned to the trust in Ralegan Siddhi.

Parulekar, who fell out with Hazare after the Gandhian distanced himself from his claim on restructuring the Core Committee, also claimed that Hazare went on a vow of silence as he did not want to go to Hisar for campaigning.

"The money collected in the name of Hazare should be returned to the trust in Ralegan Siddhi. Presently this is lying with Kejriwal's trust. Many people donated because they knew Hazare's integrity and not because of the issue of Jan Lokpal Bill.

"With proper accounts, these money should be returned to the Trust run by Hazare. The money should be with Hazare. He wants to run the movement. But for running a movement you need public support and resources. The resources are not with Hazare now and it is with Arvind," he told reporters here.

Earlier, Hazare had said it was decided that the money collected for his movement will be deposited in the accounts of Public Cause Research Foundation run by Kejriwal.

Asked about Hisar campaign, Parulekar said Hazare did not want to go there but there was pressure on him to do so.

"So he (Anna) went to 'maun vrat'. So many people were pressurising him. To avoid pressure, he went on a vow of silence," he said.

"They used to make him do many things. They used to pressurise him saying if he did not do this, Jan Lokpal Bill will be in danger and all," Parulekar said, adding that there were differences in thinking of Hazare and his team members.


First Published: Monday, November 21, 2011, 20:52

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