India Against Corruption (IAC), the non-governmental organisation that ran the Anna Hazare-led campaign for the Jan Lokpal Bill, on Friday declared details of the funds it received and expenditure it made on the campaign between January 30 and April 13.
IAC announced they had received donations of more than Rs 82.87lakh from more than 100 donors across the country. The expenses incurred were Rs 32.69lakh, which leaves IAC with a balance of Rs 50.17lakh. Besides, IAC has also received Rs7.34 lakh from 2,871 donors who gave less than Rs5,000.
The list of donors and expenses incurred have been put up on their website indiaagainstcorruption.org. “We sent all our bills to the IAC, Delhi, and all expenses were taken care of directly from there. As a result, we only have a centralised account which has been declared to the people,” said Mayank Gandhi, Mumbai coordinator.
The IAC held several car and bike rallies and public meetings across the city to popularise the Jan Lokpal Bill.
On March 26, a march was held from Carter Road, Bandra to Bandra fort. On April 3, a huge public meeting was called at Nare Park, Parel, addressed by Anna Hazare before he went on a fast unto death on April 5.
From April 5-13, several agitations were held across the city to support Anna Hazare, some of the biggest were witnessed at Azad Maidan and Gateway of India.