Ex-Anna blogger posts ‘controversial’ blog

Fresh controversy dogged Team Anna on Saturday as Anna Hazare`s blogger made public a blog which was kept under wraps to blunt the Gandhian`s claim that he had not spoken to him about reorganising his core team.

Last Updated: Nov 05, 2011, 15:52 PM IST

New Delhi: Fresh controversy dogged Team Anna
on Saturday as Anna Hazare`s blogger made public a blog which was
kept under wraps to blunt the Gandhian`s claim that he had not
spoken to him about reorganising his core team.

Blogger Raju Parulekar, a journalist, also claimed that
the Gandhian wanted to remove "undemocratic and fascist"
Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi, Prashant Bhushan and "their
pawns" from his core group.

The fall-out between Hazare and Parulekar came as the
former claimed that he never ever spoke to the journalist or
met 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Parulekar posted his version as well as an unpublished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 to hold Core Team.

The blogger had told media that Hazare wanted to
reorganise his team and wanted to form a pan-India
organisation, a claim denied by the Gandhian.

"I am thinking on the lines of restructuring the Core
Committee. I am hereby informing all the members of Team
Anna," Hazare said in the unpublished blog.

Parulekar said, "I am saying again and again Annaji was
fed up with the core team and especially these four members
(though he won`t say this in public as he is decent enough)
wanted to re-structure core team and build Pan-Indian
organisation," he claimed.

Parulekar said Hazare "spontaneously" wrote the blog on
restructuring the team on October 23 afternoon "when he made
up his mind to get away from Kejriwal, Bedi and Bhushan and
their pawns in the Core Committee".

"Sureshbhau Pathare (Hazare`s close aide) was present
there. He tried to stop Annaji but Annaji was unstoppable.
Then Sureshbhau requested me not to upload Annaji`s this
particular blog on his blog at least immediately."

PTI