Aiming clean sweep: Aam Aadmi Party launches broom as symbol
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday officially launched the ‘broom’ as the symbol of his party.
After the launch, Kejriwal swept central Delhi’s Valmiki Complex where sweepers of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) reside.
It houses over 300 flats with a population of more than 2,000 people.
He said over 90 percent sweepers belong to the Valmiki community.
‘We are starting our journey from this holy ground and I am hopeful with this broom we will be able to cleanse society. With this, the cleansing of nation and politics has begun,’ he said.
‘We assured them our party is with them,’ Kejriwal said while addressing the residents of the locality which falls under the New Delhi constituency of Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit.
‘We welcome the initiative of the party for selecting broom as the election symbol. We hope the efforts of the party will bring better days for us,’ a female resident and NDMC employee said.
Social activist-turned politician Kejriwal had launched the party on 26 November last year.