New Delhi: Amid the row over Delhi Excise policy, social activist Anna Hazare wrote a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal slamming him for getting intoxicated with power and forgetting the ideologies and values.
In the letter, Anna Hazare said that Kejriwal lost his ideology after becoming Chief Minister of Delhi. He further added that “The recent news about the Delhi government on the liquor scam is disheartening. I have been inspired by Gandhiji and his ideology. Based on this, I have dedicated my life to the people, society, and the country. For the last 47 years, I have been working towards the upliftment of society and corruption.”
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Hazare also hit out against Delhi’s new excise policy, which he said encouraged the sale and consumption of liquor. “Liquor shops are being opened in every corner of the city and it is very bad for the general public.”
Hazare cited protests he had led over liquor policies in Maharashtra. “Had expected a similar policy (like Maharashtra’s). But you didn’t do it. People seem to be trapped in a circle of money for power and power for money. It doesn’t suit a party that emerged from a major movement,”.
Earlier this month, CBI raided the residence of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in connection with the Delhi excise policy case.
It was alleged that irregularities were committed including modifications in the Excise Policy and undue favours were extended to the licence holders including waiver or reduction in licence fee, an extension of L-1 licence without approval.
(With Agency Inputs)