Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: After a stellar performance in the recently concluded Delhi Assembly elections, where it won 28 seats in the 70 member House, the Aaam Admi Party hinted on Wednesday that it was ready to take on the bigwigs of the political arena in the 2014 General Elections.
Addressing party workers at Jantar Mantar in the national capital, AAP leader Manish Sisodia dared Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to fight election against another AAP leader Kumar Vishwash.
Sisodia who won from Patparganj Assembly seat said that the party was ready to face any Congress or BJP bigwigs in the Lok Sabha elections. "If needed, we would not shy from fielding our member Kumar Vishwas against Rahul Gandhi in the Lok Sabha elections," he said.
On the other hand, AAP convener, Arvind Kejriwal while addressing party members, thanked the people for voting for them and said that history had been created on December 08, the day of the results.
He also said that they had not gathered at the venue to celebrate. "How can we celebrate till there is corruption in this country," Kejriwal said, adding, "This wasn`t Arvind Kejriwal or Manish Sisodia`s election. This was the people`s fight."
Further, he said that when people thought nothing can be done, the movement of the AAP gave them hope. He promised to make the country corruption-free.
The AAP convenor also lashed out at both the BJP and the Congress and said that both the national parties were same. "Both indulge in corruption and both indulge in communal politics." He also asked members from both the parties to join AAP. "Those honest people within the BJP and Congress who are feeling suffocated should join us," he said.
The AAP now plans to contest the next Lok Sabha polls. Kejriwal asked the people to contribute to their funds so that they could take the big plunge.
Delhi has thrown up a fractured mandate with the BJP emerging as the single largest party with 31 seats but falling short of majority.