"I had congratulated Arvind on the counting day as well. I again congratulate him for having taken oath as the Chief Minister. I am proud that one of our volunteers has formed the government in Delhi," Hazare told reporters here.

"Those who will run the government now, I have full faith that they will make Delhi a corruption free city and a model city, which will later form an example for the entire nation.
    
"They worked for years with us and have now become the Chief Minister and ministers. I had earlier also said, whether Bedi wins or Kejriwal, both of them have been our volunteers," he added.

Kejriwal, a former Team-Anna member, had extended an invitation to Hazare for the swearing-in ceremony at the historic Ramlila Maidan, which was the venue for Hazare's anti-graft campaign over three years ago.

He, however, did not attend the ceremony. 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.

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