National Capital Territory of Delhi, which was turned into a fortress by the Aam Aadmi Party in the last assembly elections, had its outer walls breached today after the party suffered a humiliating defeat in the MCD elections. According to latest reports, the BJP was all set to win 185 out of 270 seats while the AAP was relegated to just about 40 seats.
As AAP looked set to lose another election, media persons thronged to social activist Anna Hazare for some reaction and he didn’t disappoint them in that regard.
Anna Hazare, who was guru of Arvind Kejriwal during the India Against Corruption campaign, claimed that there was a difference between what AAP was preaching and what it was actually practicing. Anna then reportedly blamed Kejriwal by claiming that his quest for power was one of the reasons behind the loss. Anna also slammed AAP over its persistent claims of a possible EVM hacking.
Anna Hazare has regularly been speaking out about the shortcomings of the party and its supremo. In December last year, Anna had written an emotional letter to Kejriwal about a lack of transparency in the funding received by the party and had also lamented about the party sidelining all its values. In April last year, Anna had stated that Kejriwal had dashed all his hopes after the Shunglu report came out about AAP’s possible involvement in bypassing the law, nepotism and financial irregularities.
This straight talk by Anna Hazare did not go down well with some AAP supporters, who then proceeded to bad mouth him, calling him Sanghi chaddi, BJP agent, namak haraam (disloyal) and such names:
— Proud AAPian (@Proud_AAPians) April 26, 2017
पर अन्ना हजारे में अब भी कोई अंतर नहीं आया पहले भी संघी चड्डी था अब भी संघी चड्डी है https://t.co/l5MEatfkVQ
— Ram (@RamPD78) April 26, 2017
aur ek ye banda hai
pata nahi AK ne iska saath kyu diya tha
aur koi issey poochey AAP ne kya galat kiyahttps://t.co/bGjfCA8F9Y
— SAM (AMI KKR) (@sam9456) April 26, 2017
@ANI_news ye har bar AK ko bin mangi salah dene chle aate hai,bjp sympathiser ki trh vaise inko AK se koi mtlb ni hota.
Anna ji bjp join krk samne aao
— Singh Sahab⚡️ (@singh___sahab) April 26, 2017
@ANI_news ये अन्ना BJP की नमक हलाली कर रहा है । इसने देश की जनता को धोखा दिया है । इसके खाने के दांत और है और दिखाने के और ।
— Krishan kumar (@Krishan7575) April 26, 2017
@ArvindKejriwal anna hazare ka dimaag kharab ho gaya hai
— हम होंगे कामयाब! (@sone_ki_chiriya) April 26, 2017
Anna Hazare ne apna mutlab hasil kar liya janta se unhe kya mutlab https://t.co/RiVyk8PI5N
— HUSNA SHAIKH (@husnaziauddin) April 26, 2017
@ANI_news अन्ना जी अपनी बात कर रहे हैं क्या?! लोकपाल पर अब चूँ भी नहीं करते … oh waiting for UPA govt to return in power?!
— M S Rana⚓ (@ms_rana) April 26, 2017