Corruption Crusade: UK-based NRIs support Hazare, Kejriwal

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London, Nov 16: The crusade against corruption by activists Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal is going international. After getting large-scale support from Indians for fighting against corruption and exposing corrupt people, Hazare and Kejriwal have won the hearts of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) staying in United Kingdom.

UK-based NRI's refer themselves as India Against Corruption-Great Britain (IAC-GB). The IAC-GB is going to hold a meeting to discuss and debate the way forward to support Hazare and Kejriwal on Saturday, Nov 17.

"We will be holding a general meeting to discuss and debate the way forward - how do we support, how do we increase awareness etc. All of these issues need to be discussed to enable us to be clear in our strategy to enable effective and successful execution to fight against corruption," said a member of IAC-GB.

The meeting will be hosted at London college of Business Management Premier House 1 at Canning Road in London. "India Against Corruption today stands at a crucial phase as it takes two complementary roads towards a common goal. Annaji will be launching his Andolan early next year and the political alternative led by Arvind Kejriwal will formally take shape on the Nov 26," said a press release of IAC-GB.

"While the two paths might appear to be divisive and disruptive they are complementary and we will see convergence in the near future and this is only good for the nation," added the press release.

The press release of IAC-GB further stated that, "the group stands solidly behind both these efforts and will continue its support - some support both routes, some political, some Andolan but we remain united regardless of the road taken. We in the UK are on distant shores and relatively small in numbers, but not in spirit and do not want to divide ourselves! However, this means we now need to re-evaluate our activities and how we support the movement."

The meeting is open to all and organisers are seeking feedback from cross-section of the society.

"We are trying to arrange for Arvind Kejriwal to address us through video conference on the day and this will be a chance to interact and talk directly with those at the front lines. This will be confirmed closer to the meeting date," added one member of IAC-GB.

Those who are interested in the initiative can contact to the number: 07973 309 185.

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