Congress is to be blamed: Kejriwal
Hisar (Haryana): Maintaining that they are not campaigning for any party in the Hisar election, Arvind Kejriwal has said Team Anna should not be held responsible if their movement in any way benefits the opposition and dismissed as "absurd" talk of Hazare nursing an ambition to become President.
"We are fighting for systemic changes. We are not campaigning for anyone or asking voters to vote for a particular candidate. We are not responsible if opposition is benefited. It is the Congress which is responsible for this. "If they make an announcement about bringing the Jan Lokpal Bill today, we will withdraw our entire campaign against them," he told reporters.
Besides Kejriwal, who hails from Hisar in Haryana, other members of Team Anna including Kiran Bedi and Manish Sisodia addressed public gatherings asking people to refrain from voting for Congress for its "failure" to bring their Bill in Parliament. Reacting to Congress leader Digvijay Singh`s remarks that Hazare wants to become the President, Kejriwal said, "There is no truth in the claims that Anna wants to become President of India. This is completely absurd..complete bunkum". Kejriwal stressed that people of Hisar should not confine their choice to just two or three candidates in the fray, but choose from 39 other non-Congress candidates who are contesting.
Though it`s a triangular contest for the Hisar seat, with Congress` Jai Prakash, HJC-BJP`s Kuldeep Bishnoi and INLD`s Ajay Singh Chautala in the fray, there are other candidates who are fighting including those from smaller parties and independents.