Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare greeted Arvind Kejriwal and said he is proud that one of his volunteers has become the Chief Minister of Delhi.
“I had congratulated Arvind on the counting day as well. I again congratulate him for having taken oath as the Chief Minister. I am proud that one of our volunteers has formed the government in Delhi,” Hazare told reporters here.
“Those who will run the government now, I have full faith that they will make Delhi a corruption free city and a model city, which will later form an example for the entire nation.
“They worked for years with us and have now become the Chief Minister and ministers. I had earlier also said, whether Bedi wins or Kejriwal, both of them have been our volunteers,” he added.
Kejriwal, a former Team-Anna member, had extended an invitation to Hazare for the swearing-in ceremony at the historic Ramlila Maidan, which was the venue for Hazare’s anti-graft campaign over three years ago.
He, however, did not attend the ceremony.
Hazare had also skipped Kejriwal’s swearing-in ceremony when he became Delhi chief minister for the first time in 2013.
After a long association in the anti-corruption movement, the two drifted apart when Kejriwal decided to launch his political outfit Aam Aadmi Party against Hazare’s wishes.