Protest against tainted leaders but don't use my name, warns Anna

Social activist Anna Hazare disapproved of the throwing of black ink on AAP leaders Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan in Delhi, and said entry of tainted people into legislatures must be stopped.

hidden November 19, 2013 07:24:06 IST
Protest against tainted leaders but don't use my name, warns Anna

Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra): Social activist Anna Hazare disapproved of the throwing of black ink on AAP leaders Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan in Delhi, and said entry of tainted people into legislatures must be stopped.

A man claiming to be a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporter threw black ink at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders during a press conference.

"One should oppose wrong people getting elected as a member of a state assembly. Their anger should come out but this is not the way," Hazare told Times Now channel.

Protest against tainted leaders but dont use my name warns Anna

Anna Hazare. PTI.

"They (protesters) should not use my name," Hazare added.

Hazare also said he was not with any party, including the AAP, and that he does not go for campaigns for any party.

Hazare's clarification came after Nachiketa Walnekar, a BJP activist, who also claimed to be an Anna supporter, created a ruckus at the AAP's press conference.

Walnekar threw black ink on Kejriwal, who was sitting behind a table along with party leaders Prashant Bhushan and Manish Sisodia.

Walnekar said he was a supporter of Hazare and was angry with the way Kejriwal disbanded the India Against Corruption movement, which was at the forefront of the anti-corruption movement started in 2011.

"Anna Hazare never wanted the movement to end and Arvind Kejriwal has misused the name of Anna Hazare," Walnekar told reporters after AAP workers handed him over to police.

IANS

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