Anna, Kejriwal settle dispute over IAC fund |
Kejriwal had offered a cheque more than once to Hazare after differences erupted over the issue of forming a political party |
Sreelatha Menon / New Delhi September 23, 2012, 18:20 IST |
The funds collected by the India Against Corruption as part of the anti-corruption campaign may not come between Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal as both sides have indicated that while Kejriwal was willing to part with the money, Hazare wants to forgo it.
A demand for the fund now deposited with the Public Cause Research Foundation of Arvind Kejriwal was made at a meeting attended by both sides after Anna announced his decision to have nothing to do with the party being launched by Kejriwal. However, Arvind Kejriwal’s supporters have clarified that Anna himself did not want it.
A PTI report further said quoting sources that Kejriwal had offered a cheque more than once to Hazare after differences erupted over the issue of forming a political party. Kejriwal went to Ralegan Siddhi and offered a cheque but Hazare refused to take it. They said Hazare was of the view that they should try to get a copy of the volunteer's list. "They can give us a copy and keep one with them. What is the harm in it?" Hazare was quoted as saying.
Kiran Bedi had also suggested at the same meeting that a new office should be found for India Against Corruption. A Kejriwal supporter said that Arvind Kejriwal did not want to be distracted by petty issues and hence these questions would be ironed out soon. In fact we had suggested that Kiran Bedi's office could double up as IAC office, which she declined, the supporter said.
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