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Kejriwal launches Aam Aadmi Party in Karnataka

PTI  Bangalore, July 27, 2013
First Published: 22:12 IST(27/7/2013) | Last Updated: 22:19 IST(27/7/2013)

Aam Aadami Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday officially launched the Karnataka unit of the party announcing that it would field candidates in all the 28 constituencies in the state in 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

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With the launch of his party, people in Karnataka and all across the country will have an alternative choice, which was good for the country's future, Kejriwal told reporters after the launch.

"People had no options but to either vote for Congress and BJP. People here are unhappy with these parties because they are corrupt," he said.

Reacting to a query on November Assembly elections in Delhi, Kejriwal said there was a lot of infighting in BJP and it was needless for the AAP to make any strenuous efforts to defeat it.

"AAP will not only cut the votes of BJP but also the Congress and the BSP and form the government in Delhi." He also flayed controversial remarks made by some Congress leaders on meals available for Rs. 5 and alleged that it was their ploy to exaggerate above poverty line figures.

Kejriwal said it is unfortunate that the ruling class was poking fun at the plight of the poor people by saying that a plate of meals will be bought for Rs. 5.

Asked about the talk about contest between Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi for Prime Minister's post, Kejriwal said people were unhappy with both parties and don't think they could give good future to the country.

Asked whether Modi would bring about change, Kejriwal said "people will decide."


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