AAP to launch nationwide anti-corruption rallies

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 19:12

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Saturday launched a nationwide anti-corruption drive and will hold a string of rallies under the leadership of Arvind Kejriwal who quit as Delhi chief minister, party leaders said.

The AAP went into an overdrive Saturday, a day after Kejriwal, 45, put in his papers following a tumultuous day in the assembly where attempts to introduce Jan Lokpal bill aimed to curb corruption in high places was "defeated".
Intending to clean up "a corrupt system", the AAP kicked off its `Jhadu Chalao Yatra` across 24 states Saturday, a party statement said. The Jhaadu (broom) is the election symbol under which the over an year old party fought the Delhi assembly election, bagging 28 seats. It went on to form the government that lasted 49 days.

The week-long `yatra` (journey) will be organised at over 2,500 places in 332 constituencies across 24 states.

Intending to connect with the public, the journey is essentially a "clean-up drive against corrupt politicians, criminals and rioters in the Parliament", the statement said.

As part of the campaign, party members and supporters will form groups in their respective areas and organise the drive by flashing brooms and distributing pamphlets.

"The yatra will conclude after the groups converge and clean up a public place like a school or a hospital," said party leader Gopal Rai.
Intending to clean up "a corrupt system", the AAP kicked off its `Jhadu Chalao Yatra` across 24 states Saturday, a party statement said. The Jhaadu (broom) is the election symbol under which the over an year old party fought the Delhi assembly election, bagging 28 seats. It went on to form the government that lasted 49 days.

The week-long `yatra` (journey) will be organised at over 2,500 places in 332 constituencies across 24 states.

Intending to connect with the public, the journey is essentially a "clean-up drive against corrupt politicians, criminals and rioters in the Parliament", the statement said.

As part of the campaign, party members and supporters will form groups in their respective areas and organise the drive by flashing brooms and distributing pamphlets.

"The yatra will conclude after the groups converge and clean up a public place like a school or a hospital," said party leader Gopal Rai.

IANS

First Published: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 19:12

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