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Rajiv Dixit (1967—2010) was an Indian social activist and conspiracy theorist. He founded the Azadi Bachao Andolan (Save Freedom Movement) in the early 1990s as a campaign to protect Indian industries, when multi-national corporations were increasing their presence in India as a part of a trend towards globalisation. An aide to Ramdev, he also served as the national secretary to Ramdev's anti-corruption organisation, Bharat Swabhiman Andolan. Dixit demanded decentralisation of the taxation system, saying that the existing system was the core reason for bureaucratic corruption. He claimed that 80 per cent of tax revenue was used to pay politicians and bureaucrats. He compared the budget system of the Indian government to the earlier British budget system in India, presenting statistics which he claimed showed that they were the same. His claimed academic credentials were found to be fraudulent and he has been documented to have generated fake news. He died on 30 November 2010 while in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh.