If Kejriwal is found innocent, then he must sue for defamation, Hazare added. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons) Photograph:( Others )
Anna Hazare has said Kejriwal must come forward for investigation ||If Kejriwal is found guilty, Hazare added, he must resign ||If found innocent, he should sue for defamation ||Hazare also wondered why sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra had not spoken up earlier
Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday suggested Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal come forward and say he is ready for investigation, if he hasn't done anything wrong.
"Arvind Kejriwal must come forward and say that he is ready for investigation. If Kejriwal is not found guilty, then he must file a defamation case against the concerned person and if found guilty then must resign within a second," Hazare told ANI.
Hazare also questioned suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra for staying silent when he saw Kejriwal allegedly accepting a Rs 2 crore bribe.
"I am feeling very saddened about such allegations on Arvind Kejriwal. He was always with me when we fought against corruption. While fighting against the corruption, he became the Chief Minister. His own party`s minister has now put allegations on him for accepting Rs 2 crore. Why had the concerned minister not revealed to the public earlier when Kejriwal accepted the money? Now, he is putting allegations after being ousted from the party. This is not right," he said.
Earlier on Tuesday, Mishra handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) the documents in connection with the corruption charges he levelled against Kejriwal and other party leaders.
He further asked AAP leaders, Satyendra Jain, Ashish Khetan, Raghav Chaddha, Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak to put out the details of their foreign tours in the public domain, saying that he would go on a hunger strike if they refused to do so.