Suresh Pathare,who was working with Anna Hazares 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 Hazares personal assistant. He also used to express Hazares views on TV. I have resigned from Annajis 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 Hazares anti-graft movement had received hawala money. Pathare has denied both allegations.