Anna to address Bundelkhand issue

Lucknow: Team Anna is set to present Gandhian activist Anna Hazare`s views on the Bundelkhand region at a meeting in Banda on October 17, a member of the national core committee of India Against Corruption (IAC) said here today.

Hazare`s views would be presented by the members as part of their seven-day tour of the state, which starts from October 16 at Aligarh, Sanjay Singh, said. People of the region would be apprised of the Gandhian`s perspective on Bundelkhand, which has remained backward even years after independence and despite the fact that it is very rich in natural resources, he said.

Members of Team Anna, Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodiya and Kumar Vishwas are scheduled to address meetings in Aligarh (October 16), Lucknow (October 18), Gorakhpur (October 19), Meerut (October 21) and Agra (October 22), he said.

Kiran Bedi is also expected to attend some of the meetings, he said. The main objective of Team Anna`s visit to Uttar Pradesh is to bring the youth closer to the anti-corruption movement and prepare the ground work for launching a campaign in case the government fails to bring the Lokpal bill in the coming session of Parliament, he said.