New Delhi: As deliberations on the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill are set to begin on Friday, NGO India Against Corruption (IAC) said the civil society members in the drafting committee will declare their assets and liabilities.

The NGO also released details of donations and expenditure during Gandhian Anna Hazare's anti-graft campaign.

“We have received a total donation amounting to Rs 82,87,668. We have issued receipts to all the donors and have maintained a record of their details,” IAC said in a statement. 

It said Rs 50, 17,768 were spent and receipts were issued to the Public Cause Research Foundation, which is acting as the secretariat for the campaign.  

Meanwhile, Hazare appealed to people to stay united in the fight for a corruption-free future.  

”My indefinite fast was meant to be a satyagraha of the people of India to liberate ourselves from a monstrously corrupt system of governance,” he said.  According to the statement, activist Mallika Sarabhai reaffirmed her faith in the campaign. 

The joint committee, comprising five ministers and civil society members each, set up to draft the Lokpal Bill will hold its first meeting here on Saturday.

(Agencies)