Anna Hazare declines to comment on Kejriwal`s move to form govt

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013 - 17:26

Ralegan Siddhi: Anna Hazare on Monday declined to comment on Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP`s decision to form the new government in Delhi, but added he would express his views when his former protege acts on the Lokayukta issue.

 "Mein bolta hoon, Kejriwal par no comment. Koi baat nahi karna hai," Hazare said, when asked about his reaction to Kejriwal meeting Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and announcing that AAP would form the next government.
Asked about Kejriwal`s party accepting outside support of Congress, Hazare said, "Whatever is good, let him do it... He will do whatever is right."

 On whether Kejriwal`s move was ethical, Hazare shot back, saying "I don`t want to speak... Abhi pata nahi na, woh kya karnelwale hai (I don`t know what they are going to do)."

 To a query on the implementation of Lokayukta decision by the new government in Delhi, Hazare said, "I will speak when they take that decision."
Hazare had parted ways with Kejriwal following his decision to form a political party.

 The relations between the Gandhian and AAP convenor had hit a new low when he recently ordered its frontline leader Gopal Rai out of his fast venue and village after he engaged in a spat with former Army chief General V K Singh, who slammed Kejriwal and others for having deserted Hazare and formed a political party.

 AAP had immediately recalled Rai from Hazare`s fast venue.

 Hazare, who thanked everybody, from MPs to political parties, to policemen at his fast venue, the `pandalwala` to the doctors who had looked after him during the hunger strike, had chosen not to make any mention of Arvind Kejriwal and others from the AAP after breaking his fast following passage of the Lokpal Bill on December 18.

PTI

First Published: Monday, December 23, 2013 - 16:58

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