Anna's personal secretary Datta Awari has been quoted as saying that Anna will soon call a meeting of "those who had written to us expressing their keenness to join the fight against corruption." According to Awari, more than 900 people had written to the office of Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Aandolan in Ralegan Siddhi citing their willingness to join the fight against corruption.
He added, "We have written to some of them, which includes former defence officers and have asked them to come to Ralegan in the next few weeks. Anna would address them."
On being asked if the new set of volunteers will coordinate with Arvind Kejriwal, Awari refused to answer such questions. On the large number of applications received, "Most of the applications have come from Maharashtra and we are calling them now. Anna would decide if he wants to call them (Kejriwal and others)."
The recruitment of volunteers by Anna Hazare was, however, new to the members in India Against Corruption (IAC). Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia expressed innocence over any such move.