Vote AAP to power in Delhi,will pass Jan Lokpal: Kejriwal

The AAP would pass the Jan Lokpal Bill in a special session of the Delhi Assembly at Ramlila Maidan instead of the Secretariat.

Written by Aditi Vatsa | New Delhi | Published:October 6, 2013 1:28 am

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday claimed that his party will form the government in Delhi this December. He said if it came to power,the AAP would pass the Jan Lokpal Bill in a special session of the Delhi Assembly at Ramlila Maidan instead of the Secretariat.

Kejriwal said AAP would form the government on December 15. “On December 29,we will call a special session of the Delhi Secretariat and pass the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill,” an optimistic Kejriwal said.

“On December 29,2011,all parties had ridiculed Annaji’s Jan Lokpal bill and it had been torn in the Rajya Sabha. Two years later,on December 29,2013,the people of this country will show that the country belongs to them,” Kejriwal said.

Even as Kejriwal was non-committal on being AAP’s chief ministerial candidate,stating that it was up to the people to decide,Yogendra Yadav cleared the air about Kejriwal’s candidature for the position. “There is no doubt about who our chief ministerial candidate is. The people of Delhi also know that if our party comes to power,Arvind Kejriwal will be the CM,” Yadav said.

On the issue of funds received by the party,Kejriwal said,“We are putting every donation,big or small,on the website… Congress claims that 80 per cent of the funds that the party receives is below Rs 20,000. Let them put the details of such donations online and make the procedure transparent.”

The Aam Aadmi Party,till now,has announced 57 candidates out of the 70 Assembly seats for Delhi elections. While Arvind Kejriwal will be contesting the elections from New Delhi,the other candidates include Surender Singh,a former NSG commando who was declared unfit for NSG duty after sustaining injuries at the December 26,2011 attack in Taj Hotel in Mumbai,who is contesting from Delhi Cantt; and Bhaag Singh,an autorickshaw driver from Kalkaji.

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