New Delhi: Just a day after veteran activist and Padma Bhushan award winner Anna Hazare and former administrative officer Arvind Kejriwal have parted ways on their fight against corruption in India, the latter has come up with words of praises for the former.
Kejriwal has said that he considers Anna his Guru (teacher) and that his picture is imprinted in his heart forever.
Anna Hazare had yesterday outlawed Kejriwal from using his name or photograph as part of any political party he launched.
Kejriwal's tweet said: ''Anna's 5 principles are foundation of our party. Anna's photograph & name are printed in our hearts. We will keep seeking his blessings.. ''
Another tweet said: We respect Anna Hazare, he is our guru & father. Yesterday's developments were shocking, unbelievable, unfortunate and sad.
There was yet another in defence of his view that the fight against corruption should take a political shape: ''The country is on sale.
Everything is being sold out; coal, shops, retail business etc. So, there is a sense of urgency to change the systems...''
Meanwhile Anna Hazare who today left for Ralegan Siddhi without any further meetings with his former associates including Kejriwal left a message which said that though the movement had split into two, their destinations were the same.
He said: ''The movement had divided itself into two and both while having different paths aimed at the same destination _ a corruption free India.''
Kiran Bedi who has decided to stay back with the movement led by Anna Hazare tweeted: ''Feel Anna was being expected to support political option when he was never inclined. Was it a case of misjudgement on the part of some?''
Another almost rejoices at the split and says: "Anna finally distances himself from political option. Moves to strengthen the movement. May bring together anti-corruption movements! ''
Former member of Team Anna and now an associate of Swami Ramdev Devender Sharma in his tweet pointed his finger at the Congress for engineering the split.