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Top aide quits Hazare’s NGO

Suresh Pathare,who was working with Anna Hazare’s Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Andolan in Ralegan Siddhi,resigned on Saturday.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: September 23, 2012 1:29:00 am

Suresh Pathare,who was working with Anna Hazare’s Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Andolan in Ralegan Siddhi,resigned on Saturday.

Pathare was with the NGO since 2008,but for the past year and a half he was acting as Hazare’s personal assistant. He also used to express Hazare’s views on TV. “I have resigned from Annaji’s office due to personal reasons,” Pathare tweeted. Insiders said he offered to quit after his relations with Anna soured. Pathare was caught in a controversy after a magazine alleged he was involved in illegal sand mining.

A video clip also surfaced that reportedly showed him saying Hazare’s anti-graft movement had received hawala money. Pathare has denied both allegations.

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