No , I never was initiated, and I never met Charan Singh myself, my wife did but she was initiated by Lionel in Zandvoort where he lived. I was only associated for a brief period, no more then three times did I visit the monthly teachings in Krasnapolsky the Dutch hotel/conference centre where this all took place. I did met some wonderful people over there btw, and one of them I actually married, :-))
I had a few tapes with Charan Singh's speeches I listened to frequently and had a large picture of him on a central place in my house during a period of almost a year. After that I moved to different grounds which is now 25 years ago.
I have no further knowledge of the movement what so ever, let alone the inner struggles, and we both have long since forgotten about it.
All I can say that I knew Charan Singh was indeed saddened about some of the happenings between followers.
Bless you and please give my regards to Kathy,