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If AAP loses Delhi elections, it will be a failure of the people: Kejriwal

The Aam Aadmi Party, contesting its first election Delhi Assembly election,  has accused the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party of aligning their forces in a bid to nudge out the debutant from the fray. Despite that, AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal said he is confident that his  party will form the government in Delhi and will pass the Jan Lokpal bill on 29 December at Ramlila Maidan, .

In an interview to CNN-IBN, Kejriwal said if, however, the AAP fails to win a majority in the election widely being described as the semi-finals to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, his MLAs will  sit on the Opposition benches but that such an eventuality would be the failure of the people.

AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal. AFP

AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal. AFP

"It's not our failure or success, it's that of the people.. If we don't form the government we will sit in Opposition, but we won't tie up with the Congress or the BJP as that would amount to cheating people," he said.

On allegations of benami funds, Kejriwal said his party was clear as all transactions were available on the website.

"We are here to clean up politics.. we are ready to share our accounts with any agency - CBI or Income Tax.. even our audit report is on our website.. let other parties do it as well," he said.

When asked how he would cut electricity rates by 50 percent if voted to power, Kejriwal said a CAG inquiry would be conducted into the finances of power companies and if they fail to cooperate, their licence would be cancelled, adding that his party was not opposed to corporates.

"We never said we are opposed to the corporate sector.. there's a small section that's colluding with those who are corrupt. Given a change, 99 percent will start doing business honestly."

Kejriwal however evaded questions on BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying it was left for the people to decide on him.

"I don't want to comment on his politics..If he asks me about him, I will tell him."

Whether the Aam Aadmi Party is able to convince Delhi about giving 'clean politics' a chance will be known after 8 December.


Published Date: Oct 07, 2013 10:39 AM | Updated Date: Oct 07, 2013 10:47 AM

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