Arvind Kejriwal declares that Aam Aadmi should be given the real power to bring true democracy

Speaking on Zee Media’s Bharat Bhagya Vidhata, Arvind Kejriwal says that both BJP and Congress are corrupt.

Updated: Oct 03, 2013, 19:43 PM IST

Speaking on Zee Media’s Bharat Bhagya Vidhata, Arvind Kejriwal says that both BJP and Congress are corrupt. The bureaucrat –turned –social activist -turned politician believes the only way to correct the system is to fight from within and not from the outside as Gandhian Anna Hazare believes. He explained that Anna left him and he wants Anna to join him and he is in touch with him.

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Arvind Kejriwal, the RTI activist and more recently the man known for the Jan Lokpal Bill urges that the only way to change the system is to give powers in the hands of common man and they will decide what is right for them.

In an exclusive Zara Hat Ke chat with Zee Media anchor Ashutosh Rana, the social activist dwelt at length on how corruption has paralysed the country’s growth and also believed that the nation’s development lies in the hands of common man provided they are given the power to do so.

He skillfully evaded questions on Na Mo versus Ra Ga. He said that he would not like to comment on individuals as he thinks that both UPA and NDA are corrupt.

“There is a very good setting between BJP and Congress. BJP deliberately doesn’t want to place a competent candidate against Sheila Dixit,” alleged Kejriwal.

On being asked why he distanced himself from Anna Hazare, Kejriwal said, “I didn’t leave him, he left me. I still insist him to come and join me.”

Anna didn’t want Kejriwal to join politics as he considers political world to be a polluted one.

“The only way to correct the system was to enter into the system and then check it. I had no other option, so I thought of entering into politics to make the system corruption free,” defended Kejriwal.

“There are certain ‘special people’ in the country who don’t want the system to change but at the same time there are ‘common people’ who want the system to change and hence we want to fight for their rights,” said Kejriwal.

“Corruption at all levels has made common people to lose their confidence in the system. Ninety-nine per cent people of the nation want to work honestly but the system itself is not honest,” said Kejriwal.

Offering solutions to curb the problem of corruption in the country, Kejriwal suggested that Jan Lokpal Bill is the need of the hour.

“Political decentralisation along with technological upgradation is also required. Also, the business and the industry sector should be uplifted to check the current scenario,” said Kejriwal.

He opined that certain deliberate loopholes in law and administration in our country has hindered the growth.

“Increased social awareness is required to fight graft,’’ said Kejriwal.

“Right advertisement of opinion is also required to reach to the common man and fight for their rights,” added Kejriwal.

On being asked why has he limited himself only to the national capital? Kejriwal replied, “We are at present concentrating only in Delhi as we have limited resources and time, but slowly and gradually we will spread ourselves in the entire country.”

Kejriwal wants that the country should be divided into small colonies and people living in those colonies should decide how to utilise the government money. The colony dwellers should participate in the decision making process and depending on their priorities the government’s money should be utilised.

Kejriwal said that he tried to expose many politicians and high profile people but nothing concrete happened as despite of being guilty, the law and policymakers of our country failed to prove them guilty.

“Logical end will be provided only when I get into the system and then fight,” said Kejriwal.

“A true politician is one who is honest and is sensitive about the problems of common man,” said Kejriwal.

On unemployment, Kejriwal said, “It’s high time that the education system of our country is reformed. India is a country of entrepreneurs. Hence, the courses at the college level should include employment driven education and less focus should be on theoretical approach.”

(Zara Hat Ke airs at 10:00 pm on Thursday across Zee Media channels.)