Aam Aadmi Party to contest Lok Sabha polls under Arvind Kejriwal's leadership, says Yogendra Yadav

Aam Aadmi Party to contest Lok Sabha polls under Arvind Kejriwal's leadership, says Yogendra Yadav
New Delhi A day after Arvind Kejriwal stepped down as Delhi Chief Minister, the Aam Aadmi Party today 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 in New Delhi.

Mr Kejriwal yesterday resigned as Delhi Chief Minister shortly after his government was defeated on the issue of tabling of the Jan Lokpal Bill in Delhi Assembly in the face of a united resistance by outside supporter Congress and BJP.

Congress and Opposition BJP said Mr 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 Lieutenant Governor 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 yesterday.

"We will focus on party's strategy and also analyse the situation after Delhi Government's decision of quitting for the Jan Lokpal Bill," Mr Yadav said.

Story First Published: February 15, 2014 15:02 IST

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