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Six months after bitter split,Anna Hazare may attend Arvind Kejriwal protest

AAP convenor has met Anna and invited him to attend his indefinite fast starting March 23.

Six months after a bitter split,Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Arvind Kejriwal met activist Anna Hazare on Monday and invited him to attend his indefinite fast starting in New Delhi on March 23.

While sources close to Hazare said he is likely to attend the AAP protest as he will be in Delhi during that time,an aide of Kejrwal claimed that “Anna has agreed to fast on March 23,wherever he is”.

Speaking to the media in Ralegan Siddhi after his meeting with Hazare,Kejriwal said: “I had come to seek Annaji’s blessing for my upcoming fast. To me he is like a father and a mentor. I have also invited him to attend the Delhi protest. He said that he supports my agitation and will attend it if his schedule allows him.”

Reminded about his earlier stand of staying away from political parties,Hazare claimed the AAP agitation was not political. “I am not supporting politics. Today,people in Delhi have to pay a huge amount for electricity,water and cooking gas. This has made their lives difficult. That’s why I am considering attending the protest organised by Kejriwal,” said Hazare.