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Happy for Arvind Kejriwal, as he started from zero: Anna Hazare

Sunday, 8 December 2013 - 2:49pm IST Updated: Sunday, 8 December 2013 - 2:50pm IST | Place: Ralegan Siddhi | Agency: ANI

Social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday congratulated Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal for his party’s performance in the Delhi assembly polls and said he is happy for him as his party had started from zero.

“I would like to congratulate him, as he had started from zero. I am happy for him. But what we were asking and will it be done, is our only doubt. Arvind has not won by a majority and he may have to take support from any of the parties, to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill. If this arrangement is done, then we know what kind of Lokpal Bill will be passed. If he had won by majority, then he could have passed his bill,” said Hazare in Ralegaon Siddhi.

He further added, “How will he instill a government of the people, by the people and for the people? A government of ‘khichdi’ is not able to run properly.”

In Delhi, the AAP is leading in 21 seats, while the BJP is ahead in 24 and the Congress in six seats.

The counting of votes in four states began here this morning amidst tight security and elaborate arrangements made by the Election Commission.

The votes will decide the fate of contesting candidates in Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh where assembly elections were held between November 11 and December 4.

Three time Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has forwarded her resignation to the Lt. Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung, finally accepting that her Congress Party has lost the assembly polls in the national capital.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continues to be in the lead in the polls and is more or less certain of returning to power in Delhi after 15 years.

However, the BJP may have to share the responsibility of governance of the Delhi with the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).


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