AAP to contest Lok Sabha polls under Arvind Kejriwal’s leadership: Yogendra Yadav

Kerjriwal on Friday resigned as Delhi Chief Minister shortly after his government was defeated on the issue of tabling of the Janlokpal Bill.

New Delhi | Updated: February 15, 2014 3:46 pm
Congress and Opposition BJP said Kejriwal was never serious about governing. (PTI) Congress and Opposition BJP said Kejriwal was never serious about governing. (PTI)

A day after Arvind Kejriwal stepped down as Delhi Chief Minister, Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday made it clear that it would contest the Lok Sabha polls under his leadership.

“…It is clear that Aam Aadmi Party will contest general elections under Kejriwal’s leadership across the country,” senior AAP leader Yogendra Yadav told reporters here.

Kerjriwal on Friday resigned as Delhi Chief Minister shortly after his government was defeated on the issue of tabling of the Janlokpal Bill in Delhi Assembly in the face of a united resistance by outside supporter Congress and BJP.

Congress and Opposition BJP said Kejriwal was never serious about governing and was looking for an excuse to “run away” to cover up his “failure” to deliver on his commitments.

The BJP also made it clear that the party would seek fresh elections in Delhi and was ready for it rather than form an alternative government since it did not have the required numbers in the state Assembly.

Ahead of the meeting of Political Affair Committee (PAC), AAP leader and former PWD minister Manish Sisodia said the LG
should dissolve the Assembly as recommended by the Cabinet because it was based on a decision of majority government.

When asked about the agenda of the meeting, party leader Yogendra Yadav said the main focus of the meeting is to analyse the circumstances after Delhi government’s resignation on Friday.

“We will focus on party’s strategy and also analysis the situation after Delhi Government’s decision of quitting for the Jan Lokpal Bill,” Yadav said.

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    kavita tanuja
    Feb 15, 2014 at 1:11 pm
    they afraid with CM post and run away ,past 49 days in delhi witnessed an unconventional government.kajarival is shame for delhi people,
    1. C
      Feb 15, 2014 at 10:18 am
      Yes, AAP has done cent percent right thing. I am afraid, most of the critics written in the forum, doesn'trealize the condition existing in Delhi. Delhi is not a full state & hence Law and Order is coming under centralGovt., but any unpleasant criminal activities happens or law and order deteriorates in Delhi, media, others and all other political parties knowingly this status, blamesonly AAP Govt to discredit them. Since the day one of AAP govt's formation, both BJP and Congress, compeively with the help of paid media started to throw sludge on AAP and its volunteers one by one, but hide the behavior of their parties Govt. in other states. BJP from day one tried to split AAP elected members and succeeded to get one traitor into their kitty. With the help of this traitor, they started to spit venom on AAP through their sponsored media net work by makingfabricated stories in full swing. AAP never asked for support of any political party to form their Govt. in Delhibecause they have no majority in embly. However, Congress informed the Governor that they are ready to give unconditional support to AAP to form thegovernment. AAP to fulfill the consutional obligation, accepted this challenge, but on the condition that they will form the govt. to implement their 18 points agenda they have put on their manifesto. This was accepted by Congress. Once AAP formed its govt. in Delhi, evenCongress started to destabilize the Govt. directly and indirectly with the help of Central Govt machinery and their other supported media net work. In spite of this all negative atmosphere, AAP in Delhi within their 48days rule, done exemplary performance in the State. Important point of the AAP Agenda is ping DELHI Jan Lok Pal Bill and SWARAJ Bill in the Delhi embly. Corruption in the country can be eradicatedonly after ping such strong anti corruption bills and when they plan to introduce it in Delhi embly, all corrupted elements come together to thwar and the result is that Delhi govt. has to resign. Media's opposition to AAP is well understood, becausemajority of the print and visual media is controlled by the business houses funded and owned by political heavy weights of all parties. They can't show AAPas a good performer, because they have to protect their master’s corruption at any cost, but making TRP they are doing some lip service on corruption to mislead the public. AAP is here to stay and it will have to be a strong alternative national political party which is the need of the hour.
      1. K
        Feb 15, 2014 at 3:28 pm
        Aravind Kejariwal is interested only in publicity stunt.He did not like to rule as a Model Ruler in helping the people and improving their standard of living.He has no idea about it.He did not utilize the given opportunity and provided an excellent administration.He is not an effective ,Dynamic and Productive Leader who produces result only.He is like communists who always want to keep the people poor by not improving their life standard.He always shouts from rooftop without doing anything for the people.Without doing anything for a small State like Delhi , he is now trying to rule bigger India.He is only fit for shouting and not for producing anything for all the 100 crores poor Indians who need food , shelter ,employment and other comforts which middle cl Indians have .He has no plan about it.Only Business can generate employment and eliminate poverty .The government can create employment only for 10 % of Indian families. These politicians /Government cannot produce employment for the rest of the Indian families.They want to keep the 90% of Indian families with out required comforts .That is why they talk against Business People and shed crocodile tears for the poor.Hence we should not vote for the politicians who talk against Business people (but connives with them to snatch money from them) and who do not spell out how they will make all Indians equal and comfortable with employment , home , other facilities in the home and some Vehicle for all Indians.
        1. L
          Feb 15, 2014 at 5:42 pm
          1. R
            Feb 15, 2014 at 10:34 am
            This guy should be banished from contesting permanently
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