Anna Hazare to meet Kejriwal in Delhi today
Social activist Anna Hazare is likely to meet chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi on Sunday.
Hazare will be attending an event where widows and mothers of martyred defence personnel will be honoured in a function tomorrow to mark the 'Kargil Vijay Diwas' following which he is scheduled to meet the Delhi CM at the new Maharashtra Sadan at 8 pm.
"Anna ji got a call from Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia (Deputy Chief Minister) yesterday. Anna has agreed to meet them tomorrow at 8 pm at the New Maharashtra Sadan," Datta Awari, an aide of Hazare said.
The last time Hazare was in the capital to protest against the Land Acquisition Bill, he shared stage with Kejriwal. The Delhi chief minister had even invited him to the secretariat, but Hazare did not go there as he was "pre-occupied".
The 78-year-old Gandhian activist will also be joining former defence personnel protesting against the Centre for non-implementation of One Rank One Pension scheme (OROP) at the Jantar Mantar on Sunday.
Hazare has already announced launching an indefinite fast on October 2 in Delhi over the Land Bill and to press for OROP.
"I will launch the fast at Ramlila ground in Delhi on October 2," Hazare, who recently wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the twin issues, had told reporters at his native village Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar district.
In the letter to Modi, Hazare had said, "We have to take care of our soldiers and farmers. Making hollow announcements for their welfare and actually implementing them are different things."
"In a democracy, the government should listen to woes of the people and redress them", he had said.
"I wish to reiterate that my agitation is not political," the anti-corruption crusader's letter stated.
Hazare left for the national capital from the Pune airport on Saturday evening.