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No foreign funding, no money from capitalists, says Anna Hazare

By PTI
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Ralegan Siddhi(Maha), March 26: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, who recently announced a nationwide 'jail bharo andolan' against the NDA government's Land Acquisition Bill, on Thursday claimed that he has never received foreign funds or money from capitalists for the work he is engaged in.

"I want to deny allegations of receiving foreign funds and money from capitalists," Hazare said in a statement issued at Ralegan Siddhi, his village in Ahmednagar district.

Also read: Sonia Gandhi's support against Land Bill politically motivated: Anna Hazare

Hazare denies receiving foreign funding

"If anyone can prove that our movement gets foreign money, I will take 'sanyas' (renounce) from social work," he said.

Hazare's clarification came after a magazine called the Gandhian leader a foreign agent. The magazine, which is published from Madhya Pradesh, had accused Hazare's non-governmental organisation of accepting foreign funds and blocking development work.

"Whenever I address public meetings, I keep a bag there and ask people to contribute five to 15 rupees. An account of every rupee collected is kept," Hazare said.

Stating that efforts of those who make baseless allegations won't succeed, the 77-year-old Hazare said that he has been transparent in his financial transactions. Hazare also referred to death threats received by him.

"Some said they will kill me the way Nathuram Godse killed Mahatma Gandhi," he said.

PTI

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