Bangalore, May 25 UNI | 2 months ago

Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare today took objection to Aam Admi Party chief convenor Arvind Kejriwal refusing bail in a Delhi court.

Speaking to reporters before a function at Gandhi Bhavan here, he said Mr Kejriwal's move amounted to, going against the judiciary. Such 'defiant attitude' against the law of the land was 'not advisable'.

Hazare said his former colleague and the AAP leader could have appealed in a higher court, after the proceedings initiated in the lower court. "There are many ways to prove one's innocence otherwise, if one feels false allegations are made against him. But not following to a court order, is improper (on the part of Mr Kejriwal)," he said.

Asked for his comments on Narendra Modi, taking over as the new Prime Minister, Hazare said he would not react at this juncture. 'I wish Mr Modi well,' he said.

Later speaking at the function 'Asli Aazadi Chaluvali', attended by former Lokayukta Santosh Hegde, Udupi Pejawar math seer Sri Vishveshwara Tirtha, freedom fighter H S Doreswamy, Hazare said the norm for acquiring agricultural land for industries should be desisted by the state governments.

Tirtha, in his speech, said taking away fertile agricultural land for industry, should be resisted by the government.

(Posted on 26-05-2014)