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9:28 pm - Sunday April 20, 2014

Did not quit to fight LS polls: Kejriwal

Arvind_KejriwalAgencies, New Delhi
Refuting the view that he quit as Chief Minister of Delhi with an eye on Lok Sabha polls, former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has said his target is Delhi and has expressed confidence of coming to power in the capital with a comfortable majority whenever elections are held.

Speaking in an interview with a TV channel last night, Mr Kejriwal, who resigned as Delhi CM on Friday after the Delhi Assembly rejected introduction of the Jan Lokpal Bill, said,  ‘’I did not quit to fight Lok Sabha elections. In fact, there is no need for a chief minister to resign to fight the Lok Sabha elections.’’

On reports that quitting as chief minister was a gamble on his part to garner sympathy of people, Mr Kejriwal, in an interview with CNN IBN, said, ‘’Quitting the chief minister’s post is not a gamble.’’

He said there was no consensus possible with the BJP or the Congress on the issue of corruption.    ‘’It is only the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which talks about removing corruption. In fact, eradicating corruption is our only aim,’’ Mr Kejriwal said.

Saying that their target was Delhi, he exuded confidence that AAP would come back to power with a handsome majority whenever re-elections were held.
‘’My target is Delhi, and this time we will win handsomely. We will get 50 seats in Delhi whenever the elections are held,’’ he said.

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