Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party will field its National Convener Arvind Kejriwal as the chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Delhi elections to be held on December 04, AAP member Yogendra Yadav said on Saturday.
“After a long time, Delhi has a candidate it can trust on. We have always projected Arvind Kejriwal as our CM candidate face,” Yadav said.
Meanwhile, Kejriwal on Saturday said that he respects anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare’s decision to refrain from campaigning for the party.
“I am in touch with Anna Hazare. He has made it clear that he does not want to campaign for the AAP and I respect his decision,” Kejriwal said while addressing a press conference.
Kejriwal further said that that its party will get the Jan Lokpal Bill passed in the state Assembly on December 29, 2013. “On this day two years back, they mocked Anna’s Lokpal Bill in the Parliament. Now, we will ensure that it is passed”.
Speaking on the issue of corruption and price rise, Kejriwal said, “Once we form the government in the state, we will ensure that Lokpal Bill is cleared.”
After the press conference, Kejriwal tweeted, “AAP will form govt by 15 Dec. On 29 Dec, spl session of Assembly will be called in Ramlila Maidan&Lokpal will be passed.”
"It wud be called Delhi JanLokpal Bill," he wrote on Twitter.
He further said that the BJP and Congress has failed in the state and that is why public will vote for the AAP. “Our focus is to get rid of corruption,” he said.
Delhiites will go to the polls on December 04 and counting will take place on December 08.