New Delhi, Oct 29 (): Without Anna Hazare the team that met decided that core commitee would remain intact and might be expanded. It met under a cloud that members under allegations from UPA and Government agencies might resign.
With two key members Patkar and Kumar Vishwas demanding “overhaul” of the Core Committee, journalist Raju Parulkar, who is Hazare’s official blogger, had said on Friday that the core committee of Team Anna will be expanded soon. While Anna refuses to break his silence, the man, who helps him blog, Raju Parulkar, broke the news on Friday morning that Anna Hazare wants the core group to be expanded. Earlier Anna wanted the core group to be more representative, but Parulkar’s damaging claim was that members must not have perceived self interests.
Even while dust settled on this, another core committee member, Dr Kumar Vishwas wrote an open letter to Anna going a step further, arguing that the committee be disbanded.”There are repeated attacks on each of the members and this distracts attention,” Vishwas said.
Team Anna member Kiran Bedi said, “I am not aware of the agenda of the meeting, we are just meeting to speak to each other and express views. We are all activists, there is no crack in the movement, and we just express our own views.”
“We have to get the Jan Lokpal Bill by this winter session, comes what may,” she said.”If the Jan Lokpal Bill does not come by the winter session we will go back to the people the way we went in Hisar,” she added.
On the inflated bills issue, she said, “I am doing everything for a very good cause, the money that I save goes to people. I have been a giver all my life; I am an NGO for the last 25 years. I earn speaking fees which goes to the India vision foundation. Every cheque from the corporate goes to the foundation”.