Anna NGO to set up its Delhi office in flat lent by Bedi

Anna Hazare’s Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Andolan’s Delhi office will temporarily be located in a flat under Kiran Bedi’s possession

Written by Atikh Rashid | Pune | Published: October 7, 2012 3:50 am

Anna Hazare’s Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Andolan’s Delhi office will temporarily be located in a flat under Kiran Bedi’s possession.

Sources said the office would act as the secretariat of the anti-corruption movement to be coordinated by Hazare’s NGO,till they find a bigger place. The headquarters of the movement will remain in Hazare’s native village Ralegan Siddhi.

The DDA flat in Jahangirpuri once housed an office of Bedi’s NGO Navjyoti India Foundation but has been lying unused for some time.

Among the places being considered for a permanent office by Hazare’s associates is Health Village,in Noida. Sources said the centre,spread over about 40,000 sq ft,is run by Mukund Health Solutions and owned by a follower of Baba Ramdev.

Hazare,an avid naturopathy and Ayurveda enthusiast,is said to be interested in the centre as compared to the other options. His associate Vishvambhar Choudhari said Hazare would decide after a thorough background check of the owners of the places. Hazare associate Sunita Godara said while Hazare was to visit the centre and take a call on October 6,when he was scheduled to address a farmers’ rally in Meerut,he had to cancel the plan due to “health complications”. Lt Col Bijender Khokhar (retd),a closest confidant of Hazare in Delhi,is expected to hold charge of the BVJA’s Delhi office. Bedi and Godara would supervise its working,sources said.

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Arvind Kejriwal announced the launch of a party on October 2 but preferred to keep its name under wraps. However,if people close to the activist are to be believed,it is almost final that it will be called the Swaraj Kranti Dal. On September 27,a website,www.swarajkrantidal.org,surfaced along with a Facebook page hosting updates from IAC’s official page.

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ENS & PTI

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