Parulekar fires another salvo at Team Anna members

Anna Hazare`s former blogger Raju Parulekar accused Team Anna members of using the Gandhian as their brand to further their interests.

Updated: Nov 12, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

New Delhi: Anna Hazare`s former blogger Raju
Parulekar on Friday fired yet another salvo at prominent Team
Anna members accusing them of using the Gandhian as a demi-god
and as their brand to further their interests.

"The real loss is most among 120 crore Indians who are
disillusioned, misled, have lost objectivity and convinced
that this self-cantered movement will create heaven for them
and a stricter Janlokpal Bill (law) can abolish more than 50
per cent of corruption from their life whereas truth lies
somewhere else," he said in his blog posted late in the night.

"If this doesn’t happen, Annaji’s demi-god image used by
these people as their brand and shield and their reversing
awakening of the people for their personal agenda which is
money, fame, power and recognition," he said.

Parulekar has fallen out with Hazare recently after the
Gandhian distanced himself from him in the wake of a
controversy over restructuring of the core Team Anna and has
said he will "reveal" his side of the story in his blog.

He alleged the Team Anna members, including Arvind
Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi and Prashant Bhushan, have lost connect
with the grass-root and people?s wish and agony of their life.

"So, this bunch of twenty-plus people and `gang of four`
among them take the country for a ride and hold the government
for ransom," he said.

He said Team Anna members enjoy the privilege of being
called "patriots" and political class bow at their feet with
"sheer guilt of their absolute corruption, misuse of power,
worst governance, loss of objectivity, lack of political will,
lack of vision and their ultra-luxurious lifestyle".