Good that I left Arvind’s company: Hazare on Kejriwal-Lalu hug

Mumbai (PTI): Social activist Anna Hazare today expressed his disappointment on the warm embrace his former protege Arvind Kejriwal and Lalu Prasad shared on stage on the sidelines of the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s oath ceremony in Patna on Friday.

“It’s good that I left Arvind’s company, or else I would also be facing a similar predicament,” Hazare said.

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“Shaking hands with Lalu and hugging him is not okay,” Hazare told reporters at his native village Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar district.

Hazare’s comments came even as Kejriwal sought to clear the air on the Lalu hug that has become a much discussed topic in the country.

Yadav, Kejriwal claimed yesterday, was the sole author of the warm embrace the two leaders shared.

“He shook my hand and pulled me into a hug and then he held my hand and raised it,” said the Delhi chief minister, adding, “It was projected and questions were asked.”

Photographs of the two leaders went viral on social media and a Kejriwal tweet from two years ago was dug up to remind the former anti-corruption activist of his stand on Lalu Yadav when the latter was convicted in a corruption case.

The hug earned Kejriwal criticism not only on social media but also from political rivals, including former AAP colleague Yogendra Yadav who said, “Political capital of the movement sold to symbols of political corruption. Ashamed!”

4 Comments

  1. Quote “Shaking hands with Lalu and hugging him is not okay,” Hazare told reporters at his native village Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar district.” Unquote
    Is Lalu untouchable?

  2. Good that I left Arvind’s company: Hazare on Kejriwal-Lalu hug.

    LALU IS THE “KOHINOOR” FOUND OUT BY JAYAPARAKASH NARAYAN
    AND
    ARAVIND KEJRIWAL IS THE “KOHINOOR” FOUND OUT BY YOU!

  3. You are blind BJP supporter Mr. Hazare. You never criticised BJP for corruption in BJP. You only targetted Congress. But fact is Congress and BJP are equally corrupt and communal. You were blind towards BJP lik Dhritharashtra. Coming back to the Lalu-Kejriwal hug, even Junior KG kid will say that just by hugging Lalu, Kejriwal joined hands with corrupt. Why are you slilent on Vyapam? Why you are blind on Vasundhara Raje? Why you are mum on BJP joining hands with anti national PDP? You just cannot digest the fact that Kejriwal is doing the best for the people of Delhi. We want leaders like Kejriwal. You better sit at home in Ralegaon Siddhi.

  4. Good that I left Arvind’s company: Hazare on Kejriwal-Lalu hug.-Reports

    Dear readers,

    Did Hazare disembarked from the company of Modi fighting ‘ANTI CORRUPTION AND BLACK MONEY’?

    Why taken ‘Maun Vrath’ on Vyapam scam?

    Jai Hind

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