This week Kejriwal gave an explanation for the hug and it still doesn’t make him look any less hypocritical. “He shook my hand and pulled me into a hug and then he held my hand and raised it,” said Kejriwal.” He also pointed to the fact that he was not in a political alliance with Lalu, but was present in Patna to cheer Nitish Kumar, who led Bihar’s Grand Alliance to victory. Kejriwal also maintained that he’s against Lalu’s record of corruption and will always oppose it, but the ‘pulling me into a hug’ excuse seems silly. If Lalu pulled him in, why not pull out? It wouldn’t be courteous but it would make it evident to the world that Kejriwal opposes what Lalu stands for. Instead, what we have from Kejriwal are just words—and from a politician, these count for little.
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