Kejriwal launches 'Aam Admi' party
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Nov 24: Over two months after his split with Anna Hazare to take a political plunge, Arvind Kejriwal today launched his party naming it 'Aam Admi with an aim to provide gram sabhas more say in law making and making higher judiciary accessible to common man.
The launch of the party came at a day-long meeting of around 320 people here during which the party's Constitution, which envisages establishment of 'Swaraj' in the country, was also adopted. The meeting was held at Constitution Club.
The new party will begin its electoral fight with Delhi where Assembly elections are due towards the end of next year.
"For the past one-and-a-half-years we have been knocking at the doors of various parties on Lokpal Bill. But every party betrayed us when it came to Lokpal Bill. So we decided during the fast in August that this movement will take a political plunge.
"As a result of this, the Aam Admi Party has been launched today. Aam admi (common man) will now contest elections, aam admi will vote and aam admi sit in Parliament. This party will change the way politics and political parties function in the country," Kejriwal told reporters.
Asked about Congress' reported objection to the use of 'Aam Admi', he said they hijacked the word earlier but they could not hijack the common man.
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