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AAP organising a convention in Chicago today

world Updated: May 18, 2013 11:17 IST

Indian-American supporters of Arvind Kejriwal, the founder of Aam Aadmi Party, and those who believe in movement for change in India's current political discourse are gathering in Chicago to formally launch AAP USA on Saturday.

Indian-Americans from across the country are expected to attend the AAP USA convention, which would be addressed live through a video conference by the Aam Aadmi Party founder, Arvind Kejriwal.

"We are getting together to underscore the need to take a much stronger stance against corruption," Dr Munish Raizada, member of the AAP Convention organising committee told PTI.

The convention, he said, is expected to pass a resolution demanding more accountability from the political leadership so as to make the public institutions more effective.

Two key leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party - Kumar Vishwas and Professor Yogendra Yadav - will be coming from India to address the supporters.

"Kejriwal will talk on AAP's vision for India's growth and NRIs' role in it", while Prof Yadav will talk about "How to empower citizens in a true democracy," and Vishwas will share his thoughts on "65 years of freedom in the eyes of a poet,"," AAP US convention spokesman Harsh Taneja said.