Kejriwal met Hazare at Maharashtra Sadan to inform him about the AAP government's plan to introduce Jan Lokpal and Swaraj bills in the Assembly. Kiran Bedi criticizes Kejriwal’s threat to resign (Agencies)
After his meeting with Kejriwal, Hazare told reporters, "He (Kejriwal) should resign if it is not passed, he should do that."
He was asked whether he supported the Delhi Chief Minister on his threat to resign if the legislation is not passed in the Assembly.
On the proposed legislation, Anna said, "I have not seen the paper (Jan Lokpal Bill) but what he (Kejriwal) said is good. When I see the paper, I can tell more. But whatever he has told me sounds good. It is good."
Replying to a poser on whether he will support Kejriwal's agitation in case he resigns, Anna said that he would not be able speak on the issue now.
"Will decide on it later. I do not wish to get involved in politics with Aam Aadmi Party and Congress. We will wait and watch AAP's further action," he said.
After meeting Anna, Kejriwal reiterated his threat to resign saying "If I have to resign a hundred times, then also I will resign."
The Delhi CM said that his meeting with Anna was about the two proposed bills and not a ‘political’ affair.
"I was here to inform Anna on Jan Lokpal and Swaraj bills. I was not here for any political purpose. He (Anna) was my guru and he is my guru," Kejriwal said.
Meanwhile, key Team Anna member Kiran Bedi has hit out at Arvind Kejriwal for threatening to resign if the Jan Lokpal Bill is not passed in the Assembly.
She also questioned whether the anti-graft legislation was drafted just to cause a ‘major confrontation while blaming others’.
"I wonder if the Delhi Lokayukta bill is drafted to be passed? Or was it to cause major confrontation to walk away while blaming many others!" Bedi wrote on micro-blogging website Twitter on Sunday evening.
She also claimed that Kejriwal is seeking Anna Hazare's support now, but did not even remember the Gandhian activist during his swearing-in as Chief Minister.
"At swearing-in as CM Delhi, AK completely forgot Anna! There was no expression of gratitude even! Now Anna's support being sought yet again!!" she tweeted.
Upping the ante over Jan Lokpal Bill, Kejriwal on Sunday night threatened to resign if his pet anti-graft legislation is not passed by the state Assembly due to lack of support from other parties.
He also met Hazare, who supported the Delhi Chief Minister on his threat to resign.
Kejriwal met Hazare at Maharashtra Sadan to inform him about the AAP government's plan to introduce Jan Lokpal and Swaraj bills in the Assembly.
Kiran Bedi criticizes Kejriwal’s threat to resign