Vijay Anand (politician)

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Vijay Anand
Born (1969-03-07) 7 March 1969 (age 47)
Coimbatore, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation activist
Known for 5th Pillar

Vijay Anand (Tamil: விஜய் ஆனந்த்: born 7 March 1969), is an anti-corruption activist from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, India. Anand formed the 5th Pillar organization whose goal is to fight corruption in Indian politics by fielding candidates who stand against corruption.

Early life[edit]

Vijay Anand was born on 7 March 1969 in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.[1] Anand went to the Government College of Technology (GCT) Coimbatore, India and later was employeed as a software engineer.[1]

5th Pillar[edit]

Anand formed the 5th Pillar organization in 2006 to fight against corruption in Indian politics.[1] The organization's goal is to field candidates for the Parliament of India that take a stance against government corruption. The organization also plans to reach out to the segment of the population who abstain from voting due to the perceived lack of credible candidates.[1]

Politics[edit]

Anand ran in the 2011 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election as a candidate for the Lok Satta Party from the Coimbatore South district.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Valsan, Binoy (22 March 2011). "Techie in poll fray to fight corruption". Retrieved 21 May 2016.