Not saying Arvind Kejriwal is bad but don`t want my name to be misused: Anna Hazare

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 18:58

Zee Media Bureau

Ralegan Siddhi: Reiterating his stand that he was against his name being used by Aam Aadmi Party and Arvind Kejriwal, social activist Anna Hazare said on Tuesday that Jan Lokpal Bill can only be brought about by the Lok Sabha.

Talking to reporters here, Anna said, "I am only saying that my name should not be used. I had certain doubts in my mind and I wrote to Arvind Kejriwal to clear my doubts."

He also said that the Jan Lokpal Bill could not be brought about by the Assembly and it could only be brought about by the Parliament. The AAP had said that they would pass the bill if voted to power.

On the matter of SIM cards he said, "They published Anna SIM cards. I have nothing to do with it. A petition was filed over it and I was also made an accused in it. I have nothing to do with it."

Anna had written a letter to Arvind Kejriwal asking him whether the funds that had been collected during the Lokpal movement was being used for campaigning for AAP in the Delhi Assembly Elections.

Addressing the press yesterday, Kejriwal accepted that Anna had written to him. He clarified that no money that was collected for the Jan Lokpal movement was being used for the campaigning of the party.

At the same time Anna said that he was not saying that Kejriwal was bad or that he was collecting money in his name. "We are not enemies. I have never accused Arvind. I only wrote to him because I had certain doubts in my mind," he reiterated, saying that he was ready to talk to Kejriwal.

Meanwhile, Kejriwal today said that Anna`s aides were not allowing him to talk to his guru despite several attempts.

Kejriwal was part of Anna`s core group during the Lokpal movement. However, the two parted ways after the former decided to take the political plunge and form the AAP.

The Delhi state elections are the first attempt at fighting elections for AAP. Voting is due on December 04 and results will be announced on December 08.

First Published: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 18:58

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