Calling former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a 'good man', AAP supremo, Arvind Kejriwal said it was him who shielded India from the global economic recession in 2008 by taking a series of timely measures.
The veteran Gandhian said using the sacrifices of martyrs for seeking votes was saddening. "When the trend is to do anything to come to power, such misuse is seen and voters are sleeping," Hazare said.
Hazare's strong remarks came on the sixth day of his indefinite hunger strike and a day after he threatened to return his Padma Bhushan - India's third highest civilian honour - if his demands were not conceded by the government soon.
Maharashtra Minister Girish Mahajan, who has been acting as an emissary between the government and the activist, urged Hazare to cancel the agitation, claiming that almost all the demands made by the activist have been fulfilled.