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AAP to contest LS polls under Kejriwal's leadership

PTI  New Delhi, February 15, 2014
First Published: 15:41 IST(15/2/2014) | Last Updated: 16:45 IST(15/2/2014)

A day after Arvind Kejriwal stepped down as Delhi chief minister, Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday made it clear that it would contest the Lok Sabha polls under his leadership.

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"...It is clear that Aam Aadmi Party will contest general elections under Kejriwal's leadership across the country," senior AAP leader Yogendra Yadav told reporters here.

Kerjriwal yesterday resigned as Delhi Chief Minister shortly after his government was defeated on the issue of tabling of the Janlokpal Bill in Delhi Assembly in the face of a united resistance by outside supporter Congress and BJP.

Read: Kejriwal may lead Lok Sabha campaign for AAP

Congress and Opposition BJP said Kejriwal was never serious about governing and was looking for an excuse to "run away" to cover up his "failure" to deliver on his commitments.

The BJP also made it clear that the party would seek fresh elections in Delhi and was ready for it rather than form an alternative government since it did not have the required numbers in the state Assembly.

Read: Kejriwal hits and runs, pulls plug on own govt after failing to table jan lokpal bill

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Anticipating polls, Cong to ‘expose’ AAP

Read:  For Kejriwal & Co, it is just the exit they had scripted


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