In a letter addressed to the CM, Hazare quoted from Kejriwal’s guide ‘Swaraj’, to “remind him” of his earlier stand in direction of liquor.
Wading into the row over now-withdrawn Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22, social activist Anna Hazare mentioned that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has “forgotten his personal beliefs” after becoming a member of politics and accused him of being “drunk on energy”.
In a letter addressed to the CM, Hazare quoted from Kejriwal’s guide ‘Swaraj’, to “remind him” of his earlier stand in direction of liquor. He went on to say that the Delhi authorities’s coverage might have had the impact of boosting alcohol consumption and sale, together with rising probabilities of corruption. Hazare mentioned that each one this is able to be “detrimental to public curiosity”.
Hazare went on to say that Kejriwal appears to be “drunk on energy”, and that the AAP chief has not stayed true to the beliefs of the 2012 anti-corruption motion, by which each of them labored collectively. Hazare wrote that as a substitute of bringing in a Lokayukta legislation, Kejriwal’s authorities has introduced in a coverage that may “damage lives” and have an effect on girls negatively.
The AAP-led Delhi authorities has been embroiled in an issue over alleged corruption within the new excise coverage. On August 19, the CBI carried out searches at 31 places, together with the house of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in reference to a case the company registered in opposition to him and several other excise officers within the Capital.
The event got here lower than a month after Delhi Lt Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena really useful a CBI probe into the excise coverage, placing Sisodia, in-charge of the excise division, instantly within the line of fireplace. Following this, the Delhi authorities had introduced it was withdrawing the coverage.