Veteran social activist Anna Hazare termed the outcome of the Delhi Assembly election results as “a defeat for Narendra Modi”, whose party has not done much in the past nine months.
“This was expected. The result is a defeat for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. What did the Bharatiya Janata Party do in the past nine months?” quoted Hazare as asking media persons.
He said the BJP only made promises to tackle corruption. “Instead they took anti-people and anti-farmer decisions. They lost public confidence.”
Expressing happiness at the astounding victory of his former colleague Arvind Kejriwal, Hazare described him as “a very sharp person with good all-round experience”.
“Kejriwal must not forget the anti-corruption crusade and should work for public benefit. He must avoid his past mistakes and work with simplicity,” Hazare advised.
He expressed confidence that Kejriwal would live up to the expectations of the people of Delhi.
Kejriwal became a household name when he was a key aide to Hazare when the latter launched a hunger strike at the Ramlila Maidan in Delhi in 2011 in support of Jan Lokpal Bill.
Hazare added that Kejriwal earned people’s trust by taking part in that anti-corruption agitation.