New Delhi: Anna Hazare's former blogger Raju Parulekar has come out with a letter which he claims was written by Hazare. In the letter, Anna says he wanted to restructure the core committee.
The letter was originally written in Marathi. Here is the English translation of the letter released by Parulekar:
Very soon, I am thinking on the lines of restructuring the Core Committee. I am hereby informing all the members of Team Anna. The reason being I have received letters from all over the country and states in favor of this agitation saying, 'I am ready to pledge my life for this noble cause.' The letters are written by retired Supreme Court Judges, retired High Court Judges, Brigadiers and Colonels from Army, Professors and Principals and educated people with idealism. Soon, these people will be categorized taking in to consideration the type of work they are willing to do. I have decided to put to use such people from all over the country and states who are willing to do voluntary service to the society.
The applicants have no expectations whatsoever and have applied with the aim of serving the nation and the society at large. Now we need to ensure these people and expand the members of Team Anna. Also we need to have able people and form a working committee. All members from every state will be given preference when forming a Core Committee. For effective communication they will be linked on-line.
The expenses of food and shelter for say 100 volunteers will be fulfilled by donations from people having clean character. It will enable us to build an effective agitation throughout the country. We have a long battle to fight ahead. In order to have a corruption-free India we can put all this to use.The people who have been alienated from this agitation…. I believe that not only India but for other countries too this will serve as a good example to rid their country off corruption. We do not want to form organizations but create volunteers on District and State level.
When there is an agitation happening at national level you will see people rising for the occasion from every state. In this struggle there won't be a President, a Secretary or a treasurer. People will only work in the capacity of volunteers. Naturally we will need financial aid. No cash will be accepted. Donations in form of cheque or draft are welcome. But it should come from people having belief in lakhs of martyrs like Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.
Here is the copy of the letter in Marathi: