Anna retires from anti-corruption war

Anna Hazare, the veteran Gandhian and face of 2011's anti-corruption movement India Against Corruption has announced that his own outfit Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Andolan (BVJA) will henceforth no longer be tackling corruption issues at a personal or social level.

In an email circulated to Indian Against Corruption's membership today, the Gandhian's office has clarified that Anna (big brother) "is now focus on Janlokpal, Right to Reject, Right to Recall, Farmers problems, Change in Education in System."

Recently the National Convenor of IAC Er. Sarbajit Roy has said that the anti-corruption movement has differences with Hazare over the concept of an all purpose Jan Lokpal (People's ombudsman) tasked to look at petty individual corruption as well as massive systemic corruption.

Anna's statement deprecating the fight against petty corruption is seen as an important step towards his reintegration into the present IAC structure.

Murali Krishnan | India News Political Bureau, Delhi, Friday August 09, 2013, 17:32 pm (IST)

Party: IAC

Politico: Sarbajit Roy

Editors: Murali Krishnan

GeoTag: New Delhi