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Arvind Kejriwal eyes youth vote, to launch party today

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, November 25, 2012
First Published: 18:25 IST(25/11/2012) | Last Updated: 01:24 IST(26/11/2012)

A day ahead of the formal launch of his Aam Aadami Party (AAP), social activist Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that he would tour the country before 2013 Delhi assembly polls and 2014 general elections to expose both Congress and BJP.

The AAP will be formally launched on Monday at the Parliament Street.

Making a passionate plea to youth to join the AAP, Kejriwal along with his colleagues Manish Sisodia, Gopal Rai, Sanjay Singh and Kumar Vishwas among others addressed his supporters near Rajghat on Sunday.

“I ask youth to come to Jantar Mantar tomorrow (Monday). They will be given the status of founder members of the party,” he said.

Arvind Kejriwal speaks during a meeting with party workers at Rajghat in New Delhi. HT/Arvind Yadav

Claiming to have “set a series of guidelines for the party members”, he said, people joining the party should an oath—“neither would I take nor give bribe; I would always vote and I will never vote on the basis of cast, religion or money.”

After a battle for lokpal in 2011 and 2012 along with anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare, Kejriwal had quit the India Against Corruption campaign and announced to form a political party on October 2.

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