Hazare on Tuesday, Dec 11 refused to disclose the reason behind his "displeasure" but categorically said that he would not support Kejriwal and his newly formed political party Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in General Elections 2014.
"I have never told anybody to vote for this party or that person. If I had belief in politics, I would have stood for elections much earlier," said Hazare. When asked why he would not campaign for his former colleague Kejriwal's party in the 2014 elections, Hazare gave a diplomatic answer, "If I say anything now, there will be problem."
Replying to a question on whether he would unite with Kejriwal who had expressed this hope, Hazare said, "If he is dreaming, what can I say about that?" Hazare and Kejriwal parted ways after the latter decided to join active politics to fight against corruption.
Hazare had, in a recent interview, said that he would not vote for Kejriwal's AAP as it was also in the pursuit of money and power. He was also questioned on his contradictory statements regarding Kejriwal. Referring to his change of heart, Hazare said, "It is because of the times. I will tell the reason for this change when the time comes."
In October, Hazare had said he would support Kejriwal and other honest candidates from his party but had last week said his former aide had become "greedy" for power and he would not even vote for them. He said he never had the intention to enter politics and he did not want to say more on Kejriwal.
Now, it has to be seen, what Kejriwal has to say about his former colleague's comments?