Arvind Kejriwal`s AAP says will probe graft charges against Congress leaders
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 13:29
  
Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: With Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal all set to become the Chief Minister of Delhi, all eyes will be on the activist-turned politician whether he will walk the talk and order probe into corruption charges involving Congress leaders.

Making his party's stand clear, AAP leader Yogendra Yadav told a television news channel that his party would certainly not stop the party to initiate a probe against the Congress leaders, whose name have cropped in various scams, even if the government collapses.

Underlining that AAP doesn't have any alliance with the Congress and it will rely on its 28 MLAs in the Delhi Assembly, Yadav reiterated that from the beginning they have maintained that the probe against Congress and BJP leaders involved in various scams will be pursued.

Interestingly, the AAP is forming the government in Delhi with outside support from Congress, so every move of the party will be watched carefully.

Being critical of the Congress party, senior AAP leader Prashant Bhushan also said that given the Congress' track record it is to be seen how long the coalition government lasts.

Making it clear that AAP won't accept any of Congress' conditions and implement its own agenda and fulfil promises, Bhushan said, "If Congress and BJP join hands to pull down our government, it's their wish."

"Given the past track record of the Congress party, I don't expect that our government will survive for long... One month, four months or six months, it is to be seen," Bhushan said.

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal is set to be Delhi's seventh chief minister after staking claim Monday to take power with Congress backing -- amid vocal doubts about the government's stability.

Without acknowledging the support of Congress' eight legislators, a visibly confident Kejriwal asserted that the Aam Aadmi Party, which has 28 seats in the 70-member assembly, had the majority to rule Delhi.

Kejriwal is set to be Delhi's seventh chief minister after staking claim Monday to take power with Congress backing -- amid vocal doubts about the government's stability.

Without acknowledging the support of Congress' eight legislators, a visibly confident Kejriwal asserted that the Aam Aadmi Party, which has 28 seats in the 70-member assembly, had the majority to rule Delhi.

The 45-year-old Magsaysay award winner will be facing enormous public expectations as he led AAP to a stunning victory capitalising on people's disillusionment with mainstream political parties.

Kejriwal is likely to have little over two months' time to deliver on his immediate priorities as model code of conduct for the Lok Sabha polls are set to come into force in March.

 His running of government will be watched carefully as he led AAP to the victory in the December 4 Assembly polls, criticising the "corrupt" Congress government on almost all aspects.

Kejriwal defeated Congress Sheila Dikshit by over 25,000 votes.


First Published: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 09:37


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