AAP will rid nation of corruption, communalism and casteism: Kejriwal
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Monday thanked party workers on the sixth year of its founding and said the "political revolution" was moving forward to rid the nation of corruption, communalism, and casteism. "Aam Aadmi Party's journey began six years ago on this very day. This political revolution is moving forward to rid the nation of corruption, communalism, and casteism, with the support of lakhs of workers and well-wishers who have worked selflessly," he said in a tweet.
The party also thanked all its supporters for being with it throughout the "ups and downs in the six years". AAP was formally launched on this day in 2012. It made its electoral debut in the 2013 Delhi Legislative Assembly polls.
The chief minister hit out at the BJP-led NDA government over alleged corruption in the Rafale fighter jet deal and Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi fleeing the country. Targeting the Gujarat model of development, the Delhi chief minister said, "I challenge... the AAP government in Delhi did much more than he (Narendra Modi) did in Gujarat in 12 years," he said. On the day of the anniversary, all the leaders wished the people and volunteers.
"The Aam Aadmi Party started as a grassroots revolution on the streets of Delhi to urge political reform. Scorned and mocked by traditional politicians drowning in their hubris, we were challenged to change the system from within. Which is exactly what we did. A jumble of dreamers, believers and volunteers came together to form the Aam Aadmi Party. That was six years ago. In these six years we have shaken up politics as it were and redefined governance, all while remaining steadfast on our guiding principles," said AAP leader Raghav Chadha, who left his high paid job and joined the party to fight against corruption.
He added, "In these 6 years we have been dismissed, but we won a historic mandate, we have been mocked as outsiders, but we dominate the discourse on every issue, we have been harassed by every agency and individual yet we have persevered and fought and emerged and delivered governance that is talked the world over. We worked to deliver on our promises despite facing numerous hurdles from the LG's office among other departments and agencies."