Indore: Kejriwal wanted to 'kill' Hazare, says Agnivesh

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Apr 15, 2015 20:00 IST

Social activist Swami Agnivesh has created a flutter in political circles by alleging that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had wanted to 'kill' Anna Hazare during the 2011 movement at the Ramleela Grounds in New Delhi.

Speaking to reporters in Nagda on Monday, Agnivesh said that Kejriwal wanted Hazare to 'die' during the course of the hunger strike, so he could reap political benefits.

Agnivesh alleged that he wanted to announce an 'indefinite' hunger strike, but Kejriwal wanted the ageing Gandhian to undertake a fast unto death - because "sacrifices have to be made".

He said it was fortunate that the government agreed to all the demands on the fourth day of the hunger strike, and Hazare's life was spared.

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