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Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019

No donations will be accepted

It was yesterday once again at central Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan on Monday.

india Updated: Dec 27, 2011 15:59 IST
Nivedita Khandekar
Nivedita Khandekar
Hindustan Times

It was yesterday once again at central Delhi's Ramlila Maidan on Monday.

Volunteers of India Against Corruption (IAC) holding last-minute meetings, makeshift stage in place, huge screens meant to beam live pictures from the MMRDA grounds in Mumbai, as well as Parliament debating the lokpal bill in Delhi.

Only unlike the campaigns in April and August, this time round Team Anna will not be accepting donations from the public — neither at Delhi nor at Mumbai.

"We are going to display boards stating that we are not accepting any donations this time," said Ram Kumar Jha, an IAC volunteer, in-charge of logistics at the Ramlila Maidan.

In the last two occasions —Jantar Mantar in April and Ramlila Maidan in August — Team Anna had invited donations from the aam aadmi, with amounts ranging from Rs 21 right up to Rs 25 lakh.

In August, Rs 2.52 crore (approximately) had been collected in donations. And even after deducting administrative and other logistics’ expenditure, IAC was left with Rs 94 lakh.

In yet another departure, this time Team Anna has decided a time slot for the fast.

"We are going to ask people to stay at the Ramlila grounds only between 10 am and 6 pm," said Prashant Bhushan.

All core members of Team Anna — Prashant Bhushan, Shanti Bhushan, Gopal Rai, Sunita Godhara and Navin Jaihind — will participate in the relay fast.

First Published: Dec 27, 2011 00:34 IST

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