MUMBAI: Anti-Corruption crusader Anna Hazare has charged Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with allegations of not walking the talk. He blamed the AAP's inability to act on its promises for its differences with the people.
“People failed them for they didn’t walk the talk. People started seeing discord between what they said and what they delivered. Kathni aur karni mein antar pad gaya hai (There is a world of difference between what they preach and what they practise),” Hazare told media persons while reacting to the Aam Aadami Party’s (AAP) debacle in the MCD polls on Wednesday.
The social activist, who is also often referred to as Arvind Kejriwal’s mentor during the 2011 lokpal agitation said he is not happy with the loss of the AAP.
“It pains me to see the defeat. But, it also indicates that people have started losing faith in Kejriwal,” Hazare said. He also indicated that it is immature to blame EVMs after the defeat.
Earlier in April, Anna Hazare had accused Kejriwal of violating law and the Constitution. “I shall never support what the AAP leader has done,” he had said.
“He has dashed all my hopes,” Hazare had said while reacting to the Shunglu committee report which indicted Kejriwal's government for bypassing law, nepotism and financial irregularities.
“I am pained by the Shunglu committee report because Arvind was with me in the fight against corruption. I had great hopes from the young and educated Kejriwal and felt that young people like him will create a corruption-free nation,” Anna Hazare said in a statement issued at his village- Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar district.
“But he has dashed all my hopes,” Anna Hazare said, adding that it pained him to read the allegations in the Shunglu Committee report against Kejriwal.