'Fast' and furious Anna Hazare sends AAP leader packing over controversy

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SummaryAnna Hazare may be on fast, but he turned furious over role of Arvind Kejriwal's AAP leader at his hunger strike venue.

Differences between Anna Hazare and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) came to fore today when its leader Gopal Rai tried to interrupt former General V K Singh's speech at the venue and was soundly rebuffed for the unseemly conduct. Anna Hazare has been on indefinite hunger strike demanding passage in Parliament of the Jan Lokpal Bill.

"Why are you interrupting him? If you want to create a ruckus, you can go out of the village," Anna Hazare told Rai.

"It is not right to interrupt when someone is speaking," he added.

Anna Hazare publicly rebuked Rai, asking him to leave the venue if he went ahead with disrupting the former Army chief's speech.

Singh, who was sharing stage with Hazare, said, "We should not split and form different groups in our fight against corruption."

The AAP leader raised some objections, which led to a heated argument between him and Gen Singh, following which the septuagenarian asked Rai to immediately leave the village.

"We have not asked you to fast, if you want to create such noise then you can leave Ralegan Siddhi," Anna Hazare told the AAP member.

The anti-graft crusader, whose fast entered fourth day today, has parked himself near the Yadav Baba temple at Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district, under the banner of 'Jantantra Morcha'.

The 76-year-old Gandhian said he will not break his fast till the Jan Lokpal Bill is passed in Parliament.

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