Social activist Aruna Roy has opted out of Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC), which sets the social agenda of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, because she wants to move from an advisory role to working on issues close to the poor....

"I am leaving because I want to shift from an advisory role to full public action, where I will be involved in the cutting edge. This is at the implementation level and (I want to) spend a lot of time outside huge metropolises and go to rural areas with all the campaigns to look at what we should be taking up and negotiating with the government. For that, I need to concentrate and I need to look at what has been my basic constituency...." Read More

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