Kejriwal is greedy, I will not vote for him: Anna

Last Updated: Fri, Dec 07, 2012 05:21 hrs

New Delhi: Blaming Arvind Kejriwal's fascination for power for the split in the anti-graft movement, Anna Hazare on Thursday said that he will not vote for the Aam Aadmi Party. 

Asked whether his former aide has become "greedy" for power, the 75-year-old activist said, "It was right". He said that the AAP was headed the same way as others, 'money through power and power through money.'

"I thought I will (vote for AAP) but now 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 two-day programme organised by 'Aaj Tak' news channel.

Hazare has earlier said that he will support the party if it fields honest candidates and that he will campaign for Kejriwal if he fights against Union Minister Kapil Sibal.

Asked whether Kejriwal has become greedy for power and if that resulted in the split, 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 also agreed and said it was Kejriwal's political ambition that led to the split.

"A movement was on for the first time after independence for system change. People were coming out. I thought a good movement has been evolved. There was a feeling that this will earn results. But at that time, I don't understand, how such a thinking came into his mind," Hazare said.

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. Ramdev also should severe links with communal organisations," he said.

On Narendra Modi, he said that there was a lot of corruption in Gujarat and as Chief Minister, he has not brought Lokayukta Bill in his state. "Why is he not bringing the bill? Everyone is into making money using power," he said.

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