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Team Anna to be revamped after formulating Constitution

Ralegan Siddhi: Under allround attack over allegations of financial misconduct and demands for its disbanding, Team Anna today decided to formulate a Constitution for its anti-corruption movement and revamp the Core Committee after that.

The decision was taken at a meeting here chaired by Anna Hazare and attended by prominent team members Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan and Kiran Bedi, a day after the Core Committee meeting in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh decided against disbanding the present team and going for a revamp.

Hazare, in a written communication which was read out by Kejriwal at a press conference, said he did  not find it right the clamour for disbanding the Core Committee. "Team Anna is very strong and no one can break it. There were talks about disbanding the Core Committee. I don`t think it is right. If we flee the ground due to some allegations, then it will erode the credibility of the movement and it is not good for the movement. Don`t bother about allegations.

"The Core Committee members will unitedly face the challenges and fight back. Our fight will be on till Jan Lokpal Bill is passed. In future, a Constitution will be framed for the movement…After framing the Constitution, the Core Committee will be revamped," Hazare said.

The Constitution will have provisions on who can be the members of the Core Committee and Working Committee of the team and their character. Whoever, Hazare said, indulges in wrong doing will be dealt with according to the Constitution. Emphasising that his movement was not against any party, Hazare claimed that the Hisar bypolls results had frightened the Congress though he does not view the winner as one who is against corruption.

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