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Won't vote for Kejriwal's party, says Hazare

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, December 06, 2012
First Published: 13:30 IST(6/12/2012) | Last Updated: 23:52 IST(6/12/2012)

Social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday said he will not vote for his erstwhile aide Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party as it is going the same way as others by taking the path of 'money through power' and vice versa.

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Asked whether his former aide has become greedy for power, Anna said, "It was right".

"I thought I will (vote for AAP) but now I find it difficult because it is being seen that it is moving towards the path of 'money through power and power through money', I

will not be anywhere near them," he said at a programme organised by 'Aaj Tak' news channel.

After his split with Anna Hazare on the issue of joining electoral politics, Kejriwal had formed Aam Aadmi Party with his other colleagues.

Hazare had earlier said that he will support Kejriwal's party if it fields honest candidates and that will campaign for Kejriwal if he fights against Union minister Kapil Sibal.

Asked whether Kejriwal has become greedy for power, Hazare said, "This is right. Earlier I used to think that Arvind is into selfless service. But I don't understand how this thought of entering politics came into his mind."

He said there was a need for unity in the fight for system change and against corruption among all including Kejriwal, Swami Ramdev and others.

"This revolution is not complete. We need to stand united. We all, Ramdev, Arvind, all should fight together. Arvind faltered on way. Ramdev also should severe links with communal organisations," he added.


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