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Kejriwal party to start its US chapter today

Written by Lalit K Jha | Washington | Posted: May 18, 2013 1:57 am

Indian-American supporters of Arvind Kejriwal,the founder of Aam Aadmi Party, and those who believe in the movement for change in India’s political discourse are gathering in Chicago to launch AAP USA Saturday.

Indian-Americans from across the US are expected to attend the AAP USA convention,which would be addressed live through a video conference by Kejriwal. “We are getting together to underscore the need to take a much stronger stance against corruption,” Munish Raizada,member of the AAP Convention organising committee,told PTI.

The convention,he said,is expected to pass a resolution demanding more accountability from the political leadership to make public institutions more effective. AAP leaders Kumar Vishwas and Yogendra Yadav will also address the supporters. “Kejriwal will talk on ‘AAP’s vision for India’s growth and NRIs’ role in it’,and Yadav will talk about ‘how to empower citizens in a true democracy’,” convention spokesman Harsh Taneja said. PTI

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