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Arvind Kejriwal says decision to quit was taken at PAC meeting

"The decision of resigning was right because we resigned on principles," said Kejriwal.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published: April 14, 2014 7:20 pm

Days after admitting that quitting as Delhi Chief Minister was a mistake, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the decision to resign was a “collective” one and was taken only after consultation with the party’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC).

“I admit that we suddenly resigned…In Vidhan Sabha everyone saw them (BJP and Congress) disrupting the proceedings and we resigned immediately. But no one expected us to resign and this came as a shock to the people”, Kejriwal said.

“The decision of resigning was right because we resigned on principles. If we had gone to the people consulting them for 3-4 days, asked or convinced them then people would have understood. Communication gap was a mistake. We should have talked to the people and this is the mistake we did,” Kejriwal said during a ‘Google Hangout’ conducted by Network 18.

He said that the decision to quit was a collective one and taken at the PAC meeting.

He admitted that after a gap of one and half month since his resignation, people have now changed their mind and have started supporting the party.

Kejriwal also clarified that he did not take gangster turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari’s support in his fight against Narendra Modi in Varanasi. The Mhow strongman has withdrawn from the electoral race in Varanasi to avoid “division” of secular votes.

“We have not taken support of Mukhtar Ansari, nor did we have any meeting with him. He has also not given us any support.

“He has just said that he is not contesting the election. That is entirely upto him. So, there is no question of taking (his) support. We are not going to have any communication with Ansari.

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    Kushal Gupta
    Apr 15, 2014 at 9:34 am
    AK left the party because he was unable to fulfill the promises he made to people. he found escaping as the easiest way to solve his problem. he is a escapist and can't be trusted. people should not vote for him.
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      Apr 14, 2014 at 7:52 pm
      Mr Kejriwal, you resigned because you are in politics for creating chaos and not a responsible government. You were blocking traffic when you were being paid to sit in Chief Minister's office. How irresponsible are you? People of delhi now know the truth and will not vote for you and your friends.
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        IRVA RAO
        Apr 14, 2014 at 2:56 pm
        WHAT PRINCIPLES ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT . YOU HAVE NO PRINCIPLES.SEE ARVIND KEJRIWAL’ HYPOCRISY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!In Punjab’s Muslim- dominated Malerkotla, Kejriwal refuses to chant Vande MataramOn the last day of his Punjab tour on Sunday, AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal refused to chant the slogans ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Matram’ in Muslim dominated Malerkotla.While speaking at rallies AK normally says ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Matram’. However at Malerkotla, which is the only Muslim town of Punjab, the AAP chief avoided the slogans.Now he has insulted the MUSLIMS Does he mean to say that muslims do not love Bharat Mata WHY??????????????????? PLEASE QUESTION AK