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Anna Hazare Hopes No Kejriwal Emerges From His Movement Again

Delhi CM and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal had taken part in Hazare’s anti-corruption movement in 2011.

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Social activist Anna Hazare said on Wednesday, 12 December, that he hoped that no Arvind Kejriwal will emerge from his movement again.

"I hope no Kejriwal comes out of my movement again," he told reporters in Agra after addressing a public meeting.

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal had taken part in Hazare's anti-corruption movement in 2011. Subsequently, he had parted ways with the social activist and launched his own political outfit.

Speaking at a public meeting at the Shahid Smarak in Agra, Hazare said a big rally would be organised at the national capital on 23 March and urged the farmers to join it in huge numbers.

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He accused the erstwhile UPA government at the Centre of failing to act on the Jan Lokpal Bill.

"The (Narendra) Modi government later diluted the provisions of the Jan Lokpal Bill. Both the Congress and the BJP are guilty (in this regard)," the 80-year-old social activist said.

Lamenting that even after 70 years of achieving independence, democracy, in its true sense, was yet to come to India, Hazare said, "We do not want a government of capitalists. No Modi, no Rahul (Gandhi). We want a government which works for farmers' interests."

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