AAP founder Kejriwal urges the youth to join new party

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New Delhi, Nov 25: Activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal has urged the youth to join the newly-formed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to revolutionise India's political system.

Arvind Kejriwal

Addressing AAP's first meeting at Samta Sthal near Rajghat here today, he said: "The ruling and opposition parties have looted India a lot. Now the people have decided to come out and drive them out of Parliament. I ask all youth therefore to come to Jantar Mantar on Monday (Nov 26) and they will be given the status of founder member of the party."

Averring that AAP is unlike any existing political outfit, he said that people will be kept informed about all the money received by it as donation and whatever expenses the party incurs. The party's accounts shall be periodically uploaded on AAP's website that is to be inaugurated tomorrow.

"We have set a series of guidelines for the party members. I want only those of you who can work full-time to come to this party and no one should be found indulging in any activities of taking money for votes during elections," Kejriwal told the AAP supporters who had congregated at Samta Sthal.

He made it clear that AAP won't promote dynastic politics and if a member of the party stands as candidate in any election, no one else from that individual's family will be allowed to contest the polls. Kejriwal also stressed that close relatives of the party's office-bearers will not be inducted into the party's decision-making bodies.

Announcing that AAP's constitution has been approved by the national council and its vison document will be released tomorrow, he said that the party will have district-level units. Kejriwal defined "Swaraj" as AAP's main objective and said that the party workers will try to ensure self-governance at every level.

He hit out at Congress and BJP, noting that both parties "used people only for votes" but did not bother about them after coming to power. Kejriwal added that he will "go around every village and town in the country for the next one year trying to convince people against the vote bank policy of the Congress and BJP."

OneIndia News (with PTI inputs)

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