I will tour the country to convince people to back Aam Aadmi Party: Arvind Kejriwal

I will tour the country to convince people to back Aam Aadmi Party: Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi A day after launching his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Arvind Kejriwal today said he will tour the country for the next one year to "expose" the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) while trying to convince people on why they should support his party.

Eyeing next year's assembly polls and the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Mr Kejriwal made a passionate plea to the youth to join him full-time to bring about a revolutionary change in the country's political system.

Addressing his supporters near Rajghat, the activist-turned-politician also used the platform to attack Congress and BJP, saying they "used" people only to get votes and never bothered about them.

"There are people who have looted India a lot. Now the youth have decided to come out and drive them out of Parliament. I ask the youth, therefore, to come to Jantar Mantar tomorrow and they will be given the status of founder members of the party," Mr Kejriwal said.

Claiming that AAP was different from the existing outfits, he said the donations and expenses would be uploaded every now and then on the party's website which will be launched tomorrow.

"We have set a series of guidelines for the party members. I want only those of you who can work full-time to come to this party and no one should be found indulging in any activities of taking money for votes during elections," he said.

Mr Kejriwal also said he will "go around every village and town in the country for the next one year trying to convince people against the vote-bank policies of the Congress and BJP."

"BJP and Congress used people only for votes," he alleged.

Mr Kejriwal had yesterday said that the aim of the party was to give gram sabhas a greater say in law-making and making the higher judiciary accessible to the common man.
Story First Published: November 25, 2012 17:40 IST

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