Speaking to a TV news channel, Kejriwal on Wednesday, Dec 18 claimed that crores of rupees have been spent to create a rift between him and Anna. The leader of Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) statement surfaced just hours after Lok Sabha's historical move of passing anti-corruption Lokpal Bill.
Speaking to the news channel, Kejriwal was quoted as saying, "Annaji is my guru and he can say anything to me, whatever he wants. But political parties are spending money to create differences between us. And crores have been spent."
Annaji is my guru and he can say anything to me, whatever he wants: Kejriwal
Pressed to identity those allegedly conspiring against him, Kejriwal smiled and replied that "all the bad people" of various parties had ganged up to create differences between him and Hazare.
Kejriwal's comments came as Anna ended a nine-day fast in his village Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra after Parliament passed a Lokpal Bill which the AAP leader feels is toothless - a view not shared by Anna.
While Kejriwal claimed that Anna will remain in his heart, his guru does not seem to share similar feelings for his former aide. In his thanks giving speech, the septuagenarian chose to snub Kejriwal and hailed other political leaders of Congress, BJP and political parties for passing the anti-corruption bill.
Here it can be recalled that Anna departed his way with Kejriwal when the latter decided to launch his own political party in order to contest elections. Kejriwal formed his own party -- Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which created history with its magnificent debut in Delhi assembly elections 2012.
(With IANS inputs)