(Pics)AAP: Kejriwal sounds 2014 poll bugle after resigning as Delhi CM

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In a short duration of being in power in the national capital, Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal led- Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has seen it all.

Kejriwal, who entered into politics, with a determination to change and cleanse the political system of the country, at the end, found himself at the receiving end of the dirty political gimmicks by the opponents.

Even though, the AAP remained in power in Delhi for a short duration, but, it did won the hearts of 'common men'.

The fast decisions that it took, shortly after forming the government in Delhi, related to woes of aam aadmi, like the reduction in electricity bills, 20 kilolitres of free water per month and introduction of anti-corruption helpline, were some of the milestones, that it accomplished in a short duration of 49 days.

On women safety, Kejriwal had said, when he presented his government's report card, "The security personnel will keep patrolling your neighbourhoods and if you feel that a particular spot or stretch in the area is not safe, you can ask them to stand guard there - they will be at your beck and call."

"A committee has been formed for this purpose. We will make provisions to ensure that rapists are sent to jail within 3-6 months,"
he had said.

In a short duration of governance, Kejriwal led- AAP government did an outstanding and commendable job what others could not do even in their full-five year terms.

Barring few dents, like Vinod Kumar Binny and Somnath Bharti episodes, Kejriwal managed to show a ray of hope to the disappointed public of Delhi.

As a Delhiite, I do believe that it was a loss of common public of Delhi, the day when Arvind Kejriwal, who had the potential and calibre to transform Delhi, resigned as the chief minister.

When AAP was in power, the common man felt like a person, whose existence was acknowledged. One instance was, when a rickshaw puller was chosen by Kejriwal to inaugurate a Delhi hospital, while he looked on as a commoner. AAP shunned so-called 'VIP culture', that is deep-rooted in politicians' veins and nerves.

It's a fact that  "a man in power can do a lot, what a powerless man cannot do". Sadly, Delhi lost a 'hardwon' battle.

But, like a "phoenix rise from the ashes", AAP on Sunday released its list of 20 candidates against opponent political stalwarts. Although, it got an overwhelming response from supporters, during its membership drive across India, only time will tell, whether it will convert into votes or not.

Here are some pics of AAP, post-Kejriwal's resignation:

In pics: AAP down, but not out

AAP leaders Manish Sisodia, Sanjay Singh and others addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Sunday.

In pics: AAP down, but not out

AAP supporters during "Jhadu Chalao Yatra" in Mumbai on Sunday.

In pics: AAP down, but not out

AAP supporters stag a demonstration against corruption in Moradabad on Saturday.

In pics: AAP down, but not out

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Yogendra Yadav, Sanjay Singh, Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Saturday.

In pics: AAP down, but not out

AAP worker participating in "Jadhu Chalao Bhrastachari Bhagao" rally in Allahabad on Saturday.

In pics: AAP down, but not out

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing AAP supporters at the party office in New Delhi on Friday following his government's failure in passing the Jan Lokpal Bill.

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