Anna Hazare likely to meet Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today

Anna Hazare likely to meet Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today

Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare is likely to meet his former protege Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the national capital on Sunday.

The social activists will be in Delhi today to attend ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’, where widows and mothers of martyred defense personnel will be honored.

He is scheduled to meet Kejriwal at the new Maharashtra Sadan at 8 pm.

“Anna ji got a call from Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia (Deputy Chief Minister) yesterday. Anna has agreed to meet them tomorrow at 8 PM at the New Maharashtra Sadan,” Datta Awari, an aide of Hazare said.

The last time Hazare was in the capital to protest against the Land Acquisition Bill, he shared stage with Kejriwal. The Delhi chief minister had even invited him to the secretariat, but Hazare did not go there as he was “pre-occupied”.

The 78-year-old Gandhian activist will also be joining former defense personnel protesting against the Centre for non-implementation of One Rank One Pension scheme (OROP) at the Jantar Mantar today.

Hazare has already announced launching an indefinite fast on October 2 in Delhi over the Land Bill and to press for OROP.

“I will launch the fast at Ramlila ground in Delhi on October 2,” Hazare, who recently wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the twin issues, had told reporters at his native village Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar district.

In the letter to Modi, Hazare had said, “We have to take care of our soldiers and farmers. Making hollow announcements for their welfare and actually implementing them are different things.”

“In a democracy, the government should listen to woes of the people and redress them”, he had said.

“I wish to reiterate that my agitation is not political,” the anti-corruption crusader’s letter stated.

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