As the Arvind Kejriwal-led India Against Corruption (IAC) remains busy propping up their party in the run-up to the next Assembly elections, an online group claiming to represent the IAC headquarters, is trying to step on its toes.
One Ajay Dixit, who claims to be the national cyber-media co-ordinator for the IAC, has been sending emails to many members on IAC's original database including journalists from the email id firstname.lastname@example.org.
"A close friend or co-worker has suggested you could be interested in knowing more about IAC beyond the sound bytes of television headlines, fake studio debates and fake leaders," said Dixit, in an email.
On Tuesday, after this group circulated answers to nine of the 27 questions Congress leader Digvijaya Singh posed to Kejriwal, IAC media coordinator Aswathi Murlidharan said it was a fake email ID and IAC or Kejriwal did not send those answers.
"For the past few days, mails such as the one below is being circulated from email@example.com. This is to clarify that mails from this email ID is not being sent by IAC. This is a fake ID. I would like to request Ajay Dikshit (manager of the group) to kindly stop sending mails as it is creating a lot of confusion. We have been receiving a lot of complaints over this as well," said Murlidharan, about Dixit's email. She gave firstname.lastname@example.org as the official email ID of IAC.
However, Dixit reiterated that his group's identity was as much official to promote and propagate IAC as any other.
Dixit added that Kejriwal's actions were anti- movement and his decision to form a party without the approval of the IAC National Council and the general body, caused considerable confusion in minds of the workers. He alleged that the movement is getting distracted from IAC's long term goals by Kejriwal's antics.
Updated Date: Oct 24, 2012 13:56 PM