New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazre, who was once also Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s mentor, has expressed grief over the functioning of his protégés’ cabinet and the repeated incidents of Kejriwal government’s lapses pertaining to corruption and behaviour.
Anna Hazare said he was “very saddened to see” that some of Arvind Kejriwal’s colleagues have gone to jail while others are indulging in fraudulent activities.
"Arvind has been with me for many years. I was very hopeful for Arvind. I was hoping that he will set a different example for politics in India and also that he will give a different direction to the nation," Hazare told a news channel, adding that his hopes were dashed by the functioning of the AAP government.
Hazare’s remarks came against the backdrop of the surfacing of AAP MLA Sandeep Kumar’s sex tape. The minister has been sacked by the Delhi government and has been arrested by Delhi police after the woman in the video pressed charges of rape against the minister.
On Monday, Sandeep Kumar was remanded in 3-day police custody by a court.
Anna Hazare was the root of the anti-corruption movement that began in 2011, demanding the introduction of Jan Lokpal Bill. Arving Kejriwal then was an active participant of the movement, but later split to form his party - Aam Aadmi Party.