'Saddened' Anna Hazare threatens stir against Arvind Kejriwal
Social crusader Anna Hazare has now threatened to launch an agitation against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his inaction over the Lokpal issue.
Pune: Social crusader Anna Hazare, who recently voiced his displeasure over the alleged misconduct of the AAP leaders, has now threatened to launch an agitation against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal if more evidence of corruption surface against his government.
Interestingly, the agitation for Lokpal bill had brought the two together. But the Ralegan Siddhi-based social activist has now completely distanced himself from Arvind Kejriwal and his party.
The social crusader said on Wednesday that he would start an agitation against his one-time most trusted colleague - Delhi chief minister Kejriwal - in the national capital if he got concrete evidence of wrongdoing against Aam Aadmi Party ministers.
Speaking to reporters at his native village Ralegan Siddhi, Hazare said he did not have doubts about Kejriwal's character.
"But his reputation has been damaged because of the people he took in his party to win power. If he wishes to win over the confidence of people again, he should give up power and serve the nation again," he said.
"Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is going to contest the Punjab elections but the voters will take into consideration the current turn of events while making the decision about whom to give their votes to," Hazare said, adding that it was unfortunate that reports had surfaced about women being exploited in exchange for tickets in Punjab.
"Had Kejriwal selected people of good character in his party, he would not have faced this problem," the Gandhian said, adding that now there was no difference between other political parties and AAP.
"I had hoped that something good will happen because Kejriwal has a good character," he said.