We will not compromise with those who are corrupt: Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal said he will revive the state vigilance department to address corruption.

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: January 9, 2014 2:43 pm

Making it clear that there will be no compromise on corruption,Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday that anyone engaging in corrupt practices will not be spared,be it ex-CM Sheila Dikshit,a member from the BJP or even from his own party.

Kejriwal,whose AAP is ruling Delhi with the outside support of eight Congress MLAs,said,”BJP leader Harsh Vardhan has asked me to take action against Sheila Dikshit. I asked him to provide evidence and I would take action.”

“We will not spare anyone involved in corruption. There is no question of compromising with corruption. I will put my entire life on stake to fight it,whether it is Sheila Dikshit,any other minister,any bureaucrat,BJP or Congress member or even any of my own party member,” he told reporters before his party’s National Executive Meeting.

He said his government is overhauling the state vigilance department which was lying in the dumps and made “non-existent” by the previous government.

“Out of 30 inspectors only 11 are posted. There are vacancies at every level involving ACP,DCP and SI posts. The department needs overhauling,we are trying to strengthen the department and identifying the honest officers,” he said.

Kejriwal charged that the cases raised by the Anti-corruption Department or the State Vigilance Commission were never taken up and brushed under the carpet.

On the CWG scam,the Chief Minister said,”In November 2010,I had prepared a 370-page report on CWG scam which contains evidence on corrupt practices during the Games. It doesn’t mention any names. The report was based on newspaper reports.”

He said he is working towards launching a helpline to register corruption-related complaints and will ensure swift action on the complaints received.

Kejriwal said his party will contest the maximum number of seats in Lok Sabha polls,but he will not contest the general elections.

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    T K
    Jan 5, 2014 at 10:51 am
    AAp leader Mr Prashanth Bhusjan favours plebscite in Kashmir.Is it not an anti national?If AAP has this principle it is anti national party (ANP) and not AAM ADMI PARTY.Why Arvin d Kwjriwal went to one religious leader only for support before election.Is it secular action..AK talked about corruption. He had told that he has all evidence on Sheela dixit before election . Now he is going back on this because he accpted CM post with congress support.AAP has a lot of power hungry people which will be seen as the years p by.AAP acions are pro leftist which are detrimental to economy. they will drain the country's economy and there wo'nt be any development the country,
    1. rama Anne
      Jan 6, 2014 at 4:39 am
      Respected fellow Indians ----By taking Congress outsdie support in Delhi ,you already compromised on cORRUPTOON THIS IS BACKSTABBING INDIANS LIKE MEI suggest you do not contest to cut Votes in LS Polls (2014) if congress id part of any govt formed that wil be disaster to IndiaI feel ,you will do just like delhi congress give you outside support ,after LS polls you will give outside support to CongressFirst prove your experience in Delhi ,there is time let NDA form the govt post 2014 elections (Loksabha)
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        Shiva Panda
        Jan 6, 2014 at 1:43 pm
        yup.........taking support from congress is a good example