Anna again: ‘Kejriwal has stopped putting nation before himself’

Hazare had written to all political parties asking their opinion on 17 points that he had raised regarding fighting corruption.

Pune | Published: February 28, 2014 4:11 am

In yet another outburst against former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, social activist Anna Hazare said the former was no better than any other political leader and that he now believed that Kejriwal had stopped putting the country before his own interests. Hazare said this in a three-page press statement issued by his office on Thursday evening in which he once again reiterated his support for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Hazare had written to all political parties asking their opinion on 17 points that he had raised regarding fighting corruption.

According to him, other than the Trinamool Congress chief, no other party had replied or agreed to his points. Hazare’s 17-point agenda had mentioned security of farmland, anti-corruption drive and a market for agricultural produce among other issues.  “I had handed over the letter to Kejriwal also and would have supported him if he, like Banerjee, too agreed to the points. However, till date I have not received any reply from him,” he said.

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  1. B
    Feb 28, 2014 at 2:26 am
    Dear Anna, none (not even you or any God) can run any organization, leave alone a country, by agitation, dharna and revolution etc. We need people, people with leadership quality and organization ability to lead a political party, to lead a government. Kejriwal is far more effective than anyone, even you, in doing just that- providing leadership to the country. Having ambition is not a crime or unethical or immoral. In fact, that the basic quality for any intelligent and qualified person who dream and dare to change status-quo of any system- more so for a corrupt and third world country like India. If you can not contribute to AAP and Kejriwal's movement - least we (as an Indian) expect that you keep your mental balance and act in the best interest of the country- not driven by ego against Kejriwal.
    1. I
      Feb 28, 2014 at 3:37 am
      Anna's disciple has many ulterior motives up his sleeve! . When kejriwal umed the Chief Minister ship of Delhi, many thought (barring this writer) he will usher in new era. But the contrary happened. Instead seriously attempting to learn the rudiments of governance , he resorted to the role of his actual self, the street fighter. barring from a few populist decisions ,irrespective of its financial and economical viability,he spend his most of the time on agitations and street gundayism .He even resigned form the Chief minister ship not for his inability to p the janlokpal Bill or some idealist grounds, but for getting ample time for electioneering for parliament. I feel pity to the millions who become prey to his greed for power. and a greedy man will do anything to sustain his power. While Anna Hazare is a nationalist and hian Arvind Kejriwal is an anti national and hard core naxalite.Beware of him citizens!
      1. M
        Feb 28, 2014 at 4:41 am
        He is busy planning to contest for :Lok Sabha and whom to SMS to get a "YES" reply -- fate of the nation was never uppermost in his mind. He will become an item number in politics that faded away after elections 2014
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          pintu singh
          Feb 28, 2014 at 7:04 am
          kejarival defends the utterly indefensible, it becomes unreasonable and arrogan. AAP are doing that such a nonsense activity..
          1. S
            Sagar Mishra
            Feb 28, 2014 at 6:41 am
            absolutly right said, kejarival has no idea that how to govern , they cheated delhi people as well as india. they start dreaming like narendra madi..
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