Anna Hazare regrets Kejriwal's resignation, fate of Jan Lokpal Bill

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New Delhi, Feb 15: Anti-corruption crusader and veteran activist Anna Hazare on Friday regretted the resignation of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after the latter's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led government government failed to get the controversial Jan Lokpal Bill passed in the assembly.

Hazare said it is unfortunate that the Jan Lokpal Bill could not be passed and that the chief minister had resigned.

[Read: Arvind Kejriwal quits as Delhi CM]

Friday saw drama unfolding in the Delhi assembly the entire day on Friday over the Jan Lokpal Bill which hit the wall on constitutional grounds. Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung advised the Delhi Assembly Speaker MS Dhir against tabling the bill in the assembly. The Congress and BJP also raised objection against the bill and it was defeated by 42-27 votes before being introduced.

Kejriwal quit as Delhi CM after his Jan Lokpal Bill hit constitutional hurdles

Kejriwal later announced his resignation saying his government would not continue since its Jan Lokpal Bill didn't get passed. AAP supporters backed Kejriwal, saying he was forced to take the decision by 'corrupt' parties like the Congress and BJP.

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