Pune, Jan 21: Anna Hazare finally broke his silence and expressed his feeling over the news of Kiran Bedi joining politics. Hazare on Wednesday, Jan 21 hit out at Bedi who has been announced as the chief ministerial candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for Delhi assembly election.
Hazare, while speaking to a news channel, said that he neither wants to talk about Kiran Bedi nor about Arvind Kejriwal and dirty politics. The Gandhian activist also asserted that he alone can take his fight for Lokpal to the next level. [Delhi Assembly Election 2015: Complete Coverage]
Earlier it was reported that Bedi, the former IPS officer and a close associate of Hazare in the India Against Corruption (IAC) movement, failed to talk to the activist following her decision of joining BJP. [Kiran Bedi: Called Annaji many times but couldn't talk to him]
Bedi was quoted as saying, "I called Anna ji on the telephone, sometimes he was sleeping, sometimes he was taking rest." However, media reports claimed that Bedi sentan envoy from Pune to Ralegan Siddhi but it was of no use.
Then, on her behalf, activist Vishambhar Choudhary travelled to Ralegan and when he told Hazare that Bedi, was on the line, he refused to speak again. [Kiran Bedi, Arvind Kejriwal used Anna Hazare to enter politics: Ajay Maken]
She added and said that she was not in touch with the activist since their last agitation a year ago. Hazare, on the other hand, is said to be extremely hurt with Bedi's decision to join the BJP without consulting it with him.
Ironically both Hazare and Bedi were against Arvind Kejriwal entering politics in 2012. Kejriwal was another crucial member of IAC movement.