With Aam Admi Party leading in a number of constituencies in Delhi, Anna Hazare today said Arvind Kejriwal could become chief minister one day and warned Congress that people will teach a lesson to it in the Lok Sabha elections.
Hazare, who had refused to campaign for Kejriwal's party, expressed happiness over AAP's performance in the Delhi elections where Sheila Dikshit has served as Chief Minister for 15 years.
"Definitely. Delhi is the Centre of politics of country's politics. It is not an easy task to defeat a government which is ruling there with just a broom in hand.
"The old parties have a lot of money. I feel happy that in such a situation, his party has emerged victorious and got 24 seats," Hazare told reporters when asked about AAP's performance.
At the same time, he cautioned Kejriwal against allying with any other party saying, "If an alliance government (Khichdi sarkar) is made, then it is of no use. In such a government, corruption rules the roost. He should not take the support (of any other party).
"If it is not possible to form a government, fresh elections should be held."
The Gandhian said people voted for Kejriwal's party as they felt it will be more concerned about them and hailed what they have done.
"One day he will become Chief Minister on the strength of his party workers," Hazare said about Kejriwal.
He criticised the Congress, which has fared badly in other Assembly polls as well, saying, "Congress was in power for at least 50 years. What was impossible for it? Why did they not bring good laws on Right to reject, Lokpal, Right to Recall."
Hazare said Congress makes rules like allowing one to contest from jail while not caring to make good laws.
"If Congress does not mend its ways even after this, then people will teach it more such lessons in the Lok Sabha elections," Hazare said.
Defending his decision not to campaign for Kejriwal and AAP, he said, "It is a party and so it is difficult for me (to campaign). I do not campaign for any political party."
"I believe in the Constitution and not in parties. I told Kejriwal that I won't be able to come and campaign in Delhi. I have more faith in the Constitution than the political parties," Hazare said adding, "I don't have any personal differences with Kejriwal."
Asked if AAP would have got more seats had he campaigned there, Hazare said, "Definitely, there would have been an impact."
The results in four states have shown that Congress has got fruits of its karma, Hazare said.
In the 50 years of its rule in the country, Congress indulged in massive corruption and voters have given their reply, he said.
"In the Lok Sabha polls also, there will be a wave against Congress," the Gandhian said.
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