Anna Hazare praises Arvind Kejriwal, says it`s not a sin to enter politics

Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare mellowed his hardline stance against his onetime protege Arvind Kejriwal`s foray into politics, stating his good work would be a lesson for all politicos.

By Hemant Abhishek | Last Updated: Dec 29, 2013, 22:11 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Ralegan Siddhi/New Delhi: Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare on Sunday showed signs of mellowing his hardline stance against his onetime protege Arvind Kejriwal`s foray into politics, stating his good work would be a lesson for all politicos.
Anna had congratulated Kejriwal on becoming the seventh Chief Minister of Delhi with a message that the "ultimate aim of politics is to serve the country", and he followed it up on Sunday by saying, "If Arvind does something different in politics it will be a lesson for people in politics, not a sin to enter politics."

Anna maintained that the "ultimate aim of politics is to serve the country."
Kejriwal in his maiden speech as the Delhi CM had from the dais at the Ramlila Maidan reminisced about Hazare`s words to him. "Two and half years back Anna ji had said that politics is muck. You`ll defile yourself if you get into politics. But I told him that nothing in this country will change if its politics doesn`t change," Kejriwal said.