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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to launch signature campaign for fresh Delhi polls

August 3, 2014 | By

New Delhi, India (August 03, 2014): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal has served an ultimatum on Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung for announcing fresh elections in Delhi state assembly with in a week.

Arjriwal on August 03 that his party-men would conduct a door-to-door campaign seeking people’s support for holding fresh elections in Delhi, if Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung does not dissolve the assembly within a week.

Arvind Kejriwal [File Photo]

Arvind Kejriwal [File Photo]

“We are giving a week’s time to the Lt. Governor and BJP government to dissolve Delhi assembly, otherwise the Aaam Aadmi Party will launch a door-to-door signature campaign asking people for fresh elections,” Kejriwal said at Jantar Mantar in the heart of the city.

Addressing a huge crowd at Jantar Mantar, Arvind Kejriwal accused L-G Najeeb Jung for working under the influence of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

“Lt. Governor is controlled by the BJP government. He works as the BJP wants,” Kejriwal said.

The former chief minister also said that the people of Delhi want fresh election but the BJP and the Congress are running away from it.

“AAP’s seats will be increasing in the assembly as much as the BJP tries to delay the election,” he added.

Manish Sisodia, another main leader of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said: “We are gathered here to demand re-election (sic) in Delhi. The BJP and the Congress are scared of losing the election.”

He said they will continue to come here (Jantar Mantar) till the demands are met.

Two years ago, on the same date from the same place, activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal had announced that he will float a party to fight against the corrupt politics in the country following the anti-corruption movement led by Anna Hazare.

Arvind Kejriwal was chief minister of Delhi for 49 days at the head of a minority AAP government until he resigned Feb 14 this year.

Other AAP leaders, including the party’s four parliamentarians from Punjab, namely Bhagwant Mann, Harinder Singh Khalsa, Dharam Vira Gandhi and Prof. Sadhu Singh, also participated in the rally.

According to media reports [d]espite the sultry weather and heat, thousands of people gathered at Jantar Mantar. Carrying the national tricolour in their hands, they continuously raised slogans in favour of the AAP.

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