Anna Hazare inaugurates his new office in Delhi
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday inaugurated his new office at Sarvodaya Enclave in Delhi.
Hazare on Saturday announced the 15-member Coordination Committee, which has erstwhile Team Anna's members Justice (Retd) Santosh Hegde, Kiran Bedi, Medha Patkar, Akhil Gogoi, Sunita Godara, Arvind Gaur, Shivendra Singh Chauhan and Rakesh Rafiq.
The new faces in the committee are former DGP (Punjab) Shashikant, former IAS officer Avinash Dharmadhikari, Lt Col Brijendra Khokhar, Ran Singh Arya, activist Akshay Kumar and agriculture expert Vishambhar Chaudhary.
Hazare said that former Army chief General (retd) VK Singh is not a member of his team, but the two were in touch.
He further said that his movement was never disrupted because of the split with India Against Corruption (IAC) chief Arvind Kejriwal, and added that he would begin a nationwide tour against the rampant corruption in the country from Patna's Gandhi Maidan on January 30 next year.
"I am glad that our movement is rejuvenated now. It was necessary to dispel all doubts over the movement. Our movement was never disrupted because of the split. Everybody wants to join our movement. We will train 50 volunteers in each state. Another 40 people will join us in a month's time," said Hazare.
Hazare also used the occasion to target the ruling Congress Party, saying the UPA Government at the Centre doesn't want a corrupt-free India
"We will not accept government's version of Lokpal. People should have right to reject. We need to unite the country against corruption. We need a revolution to change the system. We will be inclusive in our approach, everybody is invited," said Hazare.