Anna Hazare video released to malign Kejriwal’s image: Aam Aadmi Party

BJP and Congress were frustrated about the growing popularity of AAP,said Kumar Vishwas.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: February 7, 2014 10:19:40 am

A day after anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare sought answers from Arvind Kejriwal over ‘misuse’ of his name,a video has now emerged that purportedly shows Hazare expressing disappointment over ‘misuse’ of collected funds during the Ramlila agitation.

The video recording of a closed-door meeting in December 2012 shows Anna saying he was disappointed the way Rs 3 crore,collected in his name during agitation at Ramlila Maidan,were misused.

The emergence of the video,ahead of Delhi Assembly polls,has further increased the friction between Kejriwal and Hazare,with Aam Aadmi Party alleging conspiracy against its leader Kejriwal.

The AAP members,reports said,also questioned the timings of the 11-month-old video claiming its emergence ahead of Delhi polls as part of a conspiracy to malign Kejriwal’s image.

AAP leader Sanjay Singh reportedly asked,”why was CD released just 15 days before Delhi elections” calling it a political conspiracy. “Those doubting us can get the probe done,” he said.

Another AAP leader Kumar Vishwas said that BJP and Congress were frustrated about the growing popularity of AAP.

Kejriwal,who was once the closest associate of Anna,is leading AAP’s battle in Delhi Assembly elections to be held on December 04.

Notably,the anti-corruption crusader on Tuesday had said he was mainly concerned about “misuse” of his name in the poll campaign. He had written a letter to Kejriwal saying he had eceived reports  about use of his name in election campaign,use of fund collected during the anti-graft movement and on implementation of Janlokpal Bill on December 29 after convening an open session at Ramlila Maidan.

Kejriwal,however,denied that donations to Hazare’s campaign were being spent by his AAP on its election campaign and said “if

any irregularity was found he would not contest the elections to be held on December 4”.

(With PTI inputs)

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