A day after Anna Hazare asked a Aam Aadmi Party member to leave his fast venue, party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the Gandhian is being misled on the Lokpal issue as the Bill the government seeks to pass does not fulfil his demands and will create a "jokepal".
In a series of tweets, Kejriwal expressed surprise that how Hazare could accept the Lokpal Bill that was tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Friday.
He reasoned that this Bill does not contain any of the three most important provisions that the Jan Lokpal Bill espoused by Hazare and his team contained.
"I m really surprised. How can Anna accept sarkari lokpal bill? Sarkari lokpal is a "jokepal". Who is misguiding Anna?" Kejriwal tweeted.
Kejriwal, who in 2011 was with Hazare, also tweeted that "None of the 3 conditions which were agreed upon when Anna broke his fast in August 2011 are there in this jokepal." The government on Friday brought the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill to the Rajya Sabha in an amended form.
Hazare, who has been fasting for the last five days for passage of Lokpal Bill, on Saturday said he was happy with the amended legislation presented in the Rajya Sabha and would call off his hunger strike the moment the law was enacted.
"I will call off my fast as soon as the bill is passed by the Rajya Sabha, the Lok Sabha endorses it and the President signs it into a law," Hazare told reporters.
But the AAP leader said that it was interesting to see that BJP and Congress have agreed on this "jokepal", and questioned "what does this jokepal achieve?" CBI has not been made autonomous. CBI will continue to be under government's control, he added.
"So why did Anna agree for such a jokepal? Which forces are misleading him? I am really sad," he tweeted, and also said that whatever Anna may say he and his party would continue their fight for Janlokpal till their last breath.