Friday, April 6, 2012

Anna's Volunteers fight a new battle: MCD Elections

The Anti corruption crusade of Anna Hazare may not have been successful yet in getting Jan Lokpal Bill passed in the Parliament but it has certainly inspired three of its volunteers to enter the system in an attempt to clean it.

Meet Ankit Kakkar (29), Bharti Fotedar and Pradeep Bansal (41) who have decided to fight the MCD elections 2012 scheduled for April 15 as independent candidates with the symbol “Window”. Their wards are – Bijwasan(141), Palam(145) and Matiala(136) respectively.

All these three people had been core volunteers in the Anna’s movement and instrumental in garnering support from Dwarka and West Delhi.

They openly acknowledge the influence of Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev and Sri sri Ravishankar on their decision. In fact they use it as their USP - wearing the “I am Anna” cap while campaigning.

They have also gone online in their campaigning and have created a facebook page - “Candidates for transparency”, which has so far 86 likes.

Their main agenda is to bring transparency and accountability in the way government functions with their impressive looking and idealistic manifesto.

Ankit Kakkar, a resident of Sec 9 Dwarka, works as a Senior Lead Engineer with globalLogic. Pradeep Bansal lives in Sec 6 and works at Metro Mines and Minerals Company while Bharti, a sec 7 resident and Engineer by education, is an entrepreneur.

to further know about them, follow the links - 

1) Pradeep Bansal (Matiala ward)
2) Ankit Kakkar (Bijwasan ward)
3) Bharti Fotedar (Palam ward) 

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