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Anna Hazare relaunches movement for Lokpal, complete transformation

Posted on Nov 11, 03:26PM | UNI

Relaunching nationwide movement for Jan Lokpal, Gandhian Anna Hazare today constituted his new team and appealed to all the activists from across the country to come together for a 'complete transformation' and to 'save' the country.

Mr Hazare said he will start a nationwide tour on November 30 from Gandhi Maidan in Patna and will tour the nation for the next one-and-a-half-years to create awareness among the people on the need of Jan Lokpal, right to reject, and against corruption.

"There was a misinformation that our movement had ended. It has not been ended. We have revived the movement today with a core committee of 13 members," Mr Hazare told reportere here after the first meeting of his team.

He said the erstwhile Team Anna was split two months back when his former team member Arvind Kejriwal and others decided to form a political party.

Mr Hazare said his team was not a new team but it was an old team with five new members.

Santosh Hegde, Kiran Bedi, Medha Patkar, Akhil Gogoi and others were key members of his team while the new members comprise former Punjab DGP Shashikant, former IAS officer Avinash Dharmadhikari, and social activists Vishambhar Chaudhary, Rana Singh Arya and Akhsay Kumar.

Mr Hazare said efforts will be made to form a core committee of 55 members within a month.

"Thousands of people from all the states have said they are with us. More than 100 former officers will come with us which include nine IAS and seven DGs of police. We will expand our movement to the grass root level. The movement will be taken to the villages, blocks, districts and states," the 75-year-old social activist said.

He added that a new office for their movement will be inaugurated at Sarvodaya Enclave in South Delhi tomorrow. The main secretariat of the movement will be at his native village in Ralegan Siddhi.