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Anna to hold first meeting of his group on Saturday Last Updated : 10 Nov 2012 08:13:59 AM IST File photo: Anna Hazare
Hazare, who was in Guwahati to attend some events there and returned to the capital on Friday afternoon, will along with his close aides deliberate on future strategies at the meeting.
Sources close to Hazare said the former Army chief will be a special invitee to the meeting.
The activist's new team will have Kiran Bedi, Santosh Hegde, Medha Patkar, Akhil Gogoi and former DG (Prisons of Punjab) Shashi Kant as among the 16-17 members.
Sources said Hazare will expand the team after the first meeting where he will be having people with whom he had worked earlier. Activists like P V Rajagopal, Rajinder Singh and others will also join the group, they said.
Bedi said the new team comprises of "old and new" members. The new members include former IAS officer Avinash Dharmadhikari, agriculture expert Viswajeet, Kant and Brigadier (Retd) Brijender Kokhar.
"There will be a Core group, an advisory group," she said.
She said Hegde will not attend the meeting due to his preoccupation but has sent a letter to Hazare informing him about accepting the invitation to the Core Committee.
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