Never imagined I would get into politics: Arvind Kejriwal

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"I Never thought of entering politics"
New Delhi, Feb 9: He calls himself a "political revolutionary" now, but Arvind Kejriwal says that he had never imagined that he would plunge into politics, form a party and contest elections.

"I had never imagined that I would get into politics," the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi Chief Minister said. When he sat on an unprecedented dharna on the streets of Delhi last month demanding action against some policemen, Kejriwal had described himself as an "anarchist".

Today he explains that remark by arguing that corrupt political and corporate leaders, some bureaucrats and some in the media were living happily while the common man was unhappy.

"When we spoke about changing the system, it results in anarchy for these people. For them, yes, I am an anarchist," he told PTI editors here. Would he call himself a political revolutionary, the 45- year-old AAP leader was asked.

"Yes, political revolutionary, yes," he affirmed. What would he say to those who call him a dictator? "Do you think people like Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav can work with a dictator? So many people have come to us. Will they work with a dictator?", Kejriwal said.

The leadership of AAP has been "inclusive" and if "we were dictators, even four people would not have stood by us," he said.


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