Team Anna admits to receive support of RSS

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Ralegan Siddhi, Oct 31: Team Anna has admitted to receive the support of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in their fight in bringing a strong Jan Lokpal Bill to the country.

“The presence of supporters from RSS could not be ruled out, but they joined the movement as Indians who wanted to support the cause for a strong anti-corruption bill," said Team Anna member, Kiran Bedi.

Kiran Bedi along with other Team Anna members were addressing a press conference at the septuagenarian's village in Ralegan Siddhi where they had come to meet him.

Denying allegations of any rift in the team, Prashant Bhushan, supreme court advocate said that the team had decided to continue their fight for a strong Lokpal leaving aside the allegations.

“We would be betraying the trust of 120 crore people if we leave the movement at this juncture," he said.

Kejriwal, who owes over 9.5 lakh to the I-T department said that his NGO, Public Causes Research Foundation (PCRF) against which charges of financial irregularities were levelled will work as the secretariat of the movement.

He further revealed that the Team would write to banks and ask them to return back the amount, Rs 40 lakh that was donated to the trust from unknown sources to give momentum to the movement.

“I was working as a joint commissioner of Income Tax and if I had not indulged in corruption then, the mere thought of me doing the same now for just Rs40 lakh is absurd," said Kejriwal on charges of using the funds for personal benefit.

“We will continue with our campaign against the Congress in poll-bound states," he said.

He also said that the team did not favour any party and its opposing Congress was only a tactic, so that the government is forced to pass a strong Lokpal Bill.

He further said that Anna Hazare would start a nation-wide tour with the Team Anna members post the parliament's winter session if the government fails to pass a strong Lokpal Bill then.

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