Kejriwal, Rahul can join protest against land ordinance: Hazare

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 23, 2015 08:09 IST

After trumping Delhi polls, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will be holding first meeting with his mentor Anna Hazare on Monday, when the social activist starts his two-day protest against the land ordinance in the capital.

Kejriwal is unlikely to participate at the protest but may be paying visit to Hazare at Maharashtra Sadan where the latter would be staying, Aam Aadmi Party sources said.

The party will be giving tacit support to Hazare and will provide its volunteers for the two day long protest at Jantar Mantar.

The 77-year-old Gandhian told a television channel that he has spoken to Kejriwal on phone and he will meet him Monday to discuss the next course of action.

Hazare also said that Kejriwal and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi can join the movement but will have to sit among common workers. He also said Kejriwal had expressed desire to join the protest.

“This ordinance is against the farmers. In an agriculturally dominated nation, when there is torture on the farmers then all the people should stand united. So we want that any opposition party or be it Kejriwal, all the workers should work together to take this agitation forward," he said.

He had flagged off a protest march of activists from across India from Palwal in Haryana to Delhi on Friday. “This ordinance is against the farmers and in favour of the corporates. It seems to be 'Achhe Din' only for the corporates,” he added.

Hazare will be joined by a large number of activists including former National Advisory Council member Aruna Roy, AAP candidate from Mumbai in 2014 Lok Sabha polls Medha Petkar and P V Rajgopal of Ekta Parishad.

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