Hazare's aide Dadda Awari said Kejriwal had telephoned Hazare on Tuesday following AAP's victory in the Delhi Assembly elections and invited him for the oath-taking function at Ramlila Maidan, the venue of the 77-year-old Gandhian's fast for Lokpal in 2011.
"Kejriwal called Anna yesterday and requested him to attend the swearing-in but he expressed his inability...Anna extended his best wishes to Kejriwal for running a good government," Awari said.
Hazare is in Pune today for a routine health check-up, Awari said without elaborating on whether any health issues prevented him from attending the event.
Hazare had also skipped Kejriwal's swearing-in ceremony when he became Delhi chief minister for the first time in 2013.
After a long association in the anti-corruption movement, the two drifted apart when Kejriwal decided to launch his political outfit Aam Aadmi Party against Hazare's wishes.
Though Hazare has often called party politics a "cesspool", he had yesterday congratulated Kejriwal on AAP's stupendous success.

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