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Kejriwal will be Delhi CM one day: Anna Hazare

By:  Tupaki Desk   |   8 Dec 2013 10:17 AM GMT
Social activist Anna Hazare said Sunday he was "glad" the Aam Aadmi Party's Kejriwal was "winning" and that "one day" be would be the Delhi chief minister.

"I am glad Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party is winning. One day, he will be the chief minister of Delhi," Hazare told reporters in Ralegan Siddhi as the counting trends of the votes cast in the Delhi assembly elections indicated a strong debut by the AAP.

"Kejriwal should not take support from any party in Delhi. Let there be a re-election. The results show that the Congress is being punished by the people. Delhi 'andolan' has helped AAP," he added.

Earlier in the day, he said Kejriwal would do good work sitting in the opposition.

"I believe that Arvind Kejriwal will do good work in the opposition and will provide right direction to the government," Hazare told a news channel in Ralegan Siddhi.

"Defeating Sheila Dikshit is not an easy thing. People gave their mandate," he said.

Dikshit, Delhi's chief minister for 15 years, resigned Sunday after the Congress was routed in the elections. She is herself set to lose to Kejriwal.

Dikshit submitted her resignation to Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung as the vote count showed the Congress may not win even 10 seats in the 70-member assembly.