Dial 1031- AAP's new anti-corruption helpline; 1 corrupt caught

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New Delhi, Jan 10: The Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) founder Arvind Kejriwal provided Delhiites an "easy to remember" anti-corruption helpline- 1031.

On Wednesday, Kejriwal had launched an eight-digit number anti-corruption helpline - 011-27357169, which became an instant hit soon after its launch as people started calling on the helpline number.

Interestingly, as the helpline received 11, 352 calls, Kejriwal said that one corrupt official has already been caught.

Kejriwal claimed that people can call at the helpline number filing complaint against those who harass them for bribe. Aiming to bring revolution in Delhi, Kejriwal claimed, "Every citizen will be anti-corruption inspector. We will ask people to record anyone who asks for a bribe."

Kejriwal said that one corrupt official has already been caught.

"Anyone from Delhi call at the above mentioned number from 8 am to 10 pm and can lodge their problem if they are harassed by any corrupt man for bribe", Kejriwal said.

The AAP leader also informed that that helpline number will guide and suggest ways to complainants on how to catch bribe takers red handed. He also informed that Vigilance Department, which will follow up on the complaints received, has enough officials at present but added that he has asked L-G Najeeb Jung to provide police personnel to help them in their operation.

Maintaining its plank against anti-corruption, the main purpose of the party is to create fear in the minds of corrupt government officials and leaders.

Kejriwal said that his party would deal with big ticket corruption and that if political parties supported amendments in certain sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, his party would launch a nationwide protest.

"Delhi assembly elections established that citizens of Delhi are against corruption. So now either change yourself for the better or people will teach you a lesson," he said.

"We will not spare anyone involved in corruption. There is no question of compromising with corruption. I will put my entire life on stake to fight it, whether it is Sheila Dikshit, any other minister, any bureaucrat, BJP or Congress member or even any of my own party member," he told reporters before his party's National Executive Meeting here.

Kejriwal charged that the cases raised by the Anti-corruption Department or the State Vigilance Commission were never taken up and brushed under the carpet.

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