'Parulekar has cheated Anna'

Published: 07 November, 2011 09:18 IST | Vivek Sabnis |

Ralegansiddhi villagers say Hazare's official blogger created unwanted controversy to gain publicity

Ralegansiddhi villagers say Hazare's official blogger created unwanted controversy to gain publicity

ACCUSING team Anna's personal blogger Raju Parulekar for his unauthorised comments that Anna Hazare was restructuring his team, the locals of Ralegansiddhi have expressed their disappointment saying that Parulekar has created an unwanted controversy.  

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In the blog, Parulekar wrote that Hazare had decided to reorganise his group to strengthen the Jan Lokpal Bill campaign, as he was dissatisfied with the work of the team members -- Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi and Prashant Bhushan. Angered by these comments, Sanjay Pathare, school teacher at Ralegansiddhi and close aide of Anna said, "Parulekar has cheated Anna.

He would not have been given the authority to blog on behalf of Anna, if his name was not recommended by Vijay Kuwlekar, the chief information officer of Pune. This is nothing but breach of trust. Whatever he has written is incorrect and it is only for the sake of creating a controversy." Jaisingh Mapari, sarpanch of Ralegansiddhi said, "Misusing Hazare's name in the blog appears to be a part of conspiracy as it is known that Anna is taking efforts to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill in the winter session.

Somebody is trying to create a rift in Anna's team." However, Suresh Pathare, Hazare's PA, has confirmed that Parulekar will not write for Anna anymore, and the blogging will resume after a while when Anna himself learns about its technicalities. "Nobody, including Parulekar can use Hazare's blog for their own views or opinions and create confusion in readers' mind," he stated Meanwhile, Parulekar declared that he will stand by his words and conduct a press conference in Delhi soon.

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