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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

October 13, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Anti-graft campaign

Five organisations, including the Citizens for Democracy and Lok Sevak Eangh, founded by Jayaprakash Narayan, decided at a meeting in New Delhi to launch an all-India campaign against corruption.

By: Editorial |
Updated: October 13, 2021 7:35:24 am
This was in commemoration of Jayaprakash Narayan’s birth anniversary on Sunday.

Five organisations, including the Citizens for Democracy and Lok Sevak Eangh, founded by Jayaprakash Narayan, decided at a meeting in New Delhi to launch an all-India campaign against corruption. This was in commemoration of Jayaprakash Narayan’s birth anniversary on Sunday. The meeting passed a resolution, prevailing on Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to remove A R Antulay from the poet of Chief Minister of Maharashtra. The other organisations which also sponsored the anti-corruption movement were the People’s Union for Civil Liberties, Delhi Voters Council and the Hindustan Andolan.

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