Reasons for Kejriwal's decision not to meet Guru Anna Hazare

Ralegan Siddhi (Pune), Dec 12: A day after his announcement regarding his visit to Anna Hazare at Ralegan Siddhi, Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday, Dec 12 changed his decision and informed that he will not visit his guru (mentor). According to sources, Kejriwal is down with viral fever and will not be able to travel to Ralegan Siddhi where Anna is holding a fast protest demanding Jan Lokpal Bill.

Earlier on Wednesday, Kejriwal, during the victory rally of his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, said that he along with his aide Kumar Vishwas would meet Anna.

Speaking about his plan of visiting Anna, Kejriwal said, "We wholeheartedly support Anna Hazare and are with him physically, emotionally and financially. Tomorrow, I and Kumar Vishwas are going to Ralegan Siddhi. But, respecting his sentiment that he won't share dais with any political leaders, we would be sitting among the audience."

We wholeheartedly support Anna and are with him physically, emotionally

Now, a two-member team including Kumar Vishwas will visit the septuagenarian whose fast protest has entered third day on Thursday.

Kejriwal was one of the closest and crucial aides of Anna during his previous hungers strikes demanding for anti-corruption bill -- Jan Lokpal Bill. However, the duo departed following the rift over the former's decision of forming political party and contesting in elections.

44-year-old Kejriwal, a former tax inspector, had launched his party AAP in 2012. His party shocked all including leaders of national parties such as Congress and BJP with its magnificent victory in Delhi assembly election 2013. AAP grabbed 28 seats while BJP and Congress got 32 and 8 seats only. Now, AAP is aiming to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha election which is expected to be held by May 2014.

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