Arvind Kejriwal apologises to Delhi for ‘quitting midway’, seeks fresh elections

AAP will start a campaign for re-poll: Arvind Kejriwal.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 21, 2014 1:31 pm

Aam Aadmi Party convenor and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday apologised to the people of Delhi for ‘quitting midway’ and said that the party will begin a campaign for fresh polls.

“People of Delhi are annoyed with us that we quit. They thought that they were left in lurch. We made a mistake and apologise to them,” said Kejriwal.

The AAP chief, who had quit as CM after a 49-day stint, said that AAP will opt for fresh elections. “Chances of forming a government in Delhi are negligible in current scenario. We would opt for fresh elections. As we will hold campaigns, we will take opinions of people,” he added.

“We had a meeting and we have decided to gear up for elections. We will go among the people, will hold various meetings in Delhi in the coming days. We will apologise to people of Delhi in meetings and gain there trust to ask them to support us with complete majority,” he said.

Asked about the possibility of forming a government again, Kejriwal said, “There were possibilities but none can be seen feasible at present to form the government.” He, however, didn’t react to the question of taking support from the Congress this time. The Congress, which had supported the Kejriwal government earlier, has already refused to support them again.

On Tuesday, Kejriwal met Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung and reportedly requested him to not dissolve the Delhi Assembly. It is learnt that Kejriwal told the Lt-Governor that the AAP plans to hold “jan sabhas to garner public opinion on whether they should form a government in Delhi again”. But, this time, the Congress has refused to back the AAP. The government led by Kejriwal had resigned on February 14 after the party’s pet project— the Jan Lokpal Bill— could not be passed due to opposition from BJP and Congress. President’s Rule was imposed in Delhi on February 17.

(With PTI inputs)

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  1. G
    May 21, 2014 at 5:44 am
    your days are over
    1. B
      May 22, 2014 at 12:49 am
      Kejariwal changes his words as fast as wind.He changes colours as fast as light.He taught of becoming PM in 4 months and lran away for his greed.He pursued politics of appeasing minorities in Varanasi.He got perfect reply from them.Now Delhi voters will do the same.They already rejected him in Lok sabha polls.
      1. T
        May 21, 2014 at 6:09 am
        Aam-Aadmi-Party having any link with dumped-Congress to form a government in Delhi again is Suicidal )))))))))))
        1. Venugopal Ranganathan
          May 21, 2014 at 3:31 pm
          In all the 7 loksabha seats of Delhi, the AAP got Big Votes even though the party is not got victory of any seat.Kejriwalji and his party workers, siting MLAs, and defeated candidates of Lok sabha polls should conduct public meetings all parts of Delhi and say thanks to the VOTERS for casting their vote to AAP.And should have to explain the events, facts, truths, possibilities and situations faced by the Party who had only 28 embly seats in Delhi. Here i would like to draw attention to Shri kejriwalji about non appearance to the Voters in the recent periods.
          1. R
            May 21, 2014 at 9:36 pm
            too late... if you would have won 100 seats out of 400 AAP ran on, would you still have apologises to people of delhi? there is no more drama buddy,
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