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Kejriwal shares stage with Hazare

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Feb 24 � In a rapprochement almost three years after they split, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today shared stage with Anna Hazare on the second and final day of the Gandhian�s protest against the contentious Land Acquisition ordinance while accusing the Modi Government of adopting anti-people policies, reports PTI.

The 77-year-old activist welcomed Kejriwal, his one-time protege, at the protest venue as almost all AAP MLAs, including Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, joined the agitation at the Jantar Mantar along with leaders of several other political parties.

Kejriwal also touched Hazare�s feet seeking blessings. �I want to tell Annaji that I always consider him my guru, someone like my father, and I want to say Annaji that we are with you and support this movement with our heart and soul,� the Delhi Chief Minister said.

Kejriwal and Hazare, the two most prominent faces of the Lokpal movement fell apart after Kejriwal decided to launch a political party in October 2012.

In his brief address, Kejriwal came down hard on the Centre for the controversial legislation and said this law will make the Centre work like a �property dealer� for the corporates.

Earlier, in his address, Hazare slammed the Centre for the land ordinance, saying the law was �more barbaric� than those promulgated by British government in 150 years of its rule.

�I will fight for the country till the last breath, the way I have been fighting for the last 40 years. It is better to die for the country, rather than dying of heart attack,� Hazare said.

Kejriwal said BJP was punished in the Delhi assembly elections for their anti-poor policies though the same party was given a massive victory in the Lok Sabha elections just nine months back.

�If the amendment bill is passed, then this government will become a dalal, it will become property dealer for big companies. We vehemently oppose the bill. The government should learn a lesson. People had wholeheartedly supported BJP in May and ensured their victory in the Lok Sabha polls. But after 8-9 months, due to their policies, people have uprooted BJP,� he said.

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