AAP is in politics for nation building, not just for winning elections: Kejriwal
In a Facebook interaction with volunteers post the party’s poor performance in Goa and Punjab elections, Kejriwal said the party’s main focus in the MCD polls would be to clean Delhi and end corruption in civic bodies.MCD Elections 2017 Updated: Apr 17, 2017 11:42 IST
Asking party volunteers to gear up for upcoming municipal elections, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is in politics for nation building and not for only winning elections.
In a Facebook interaction with volunteers post the party’s poor performance in Goa and Punjab elections, Kejriwal said the party’s main focus in the MCD polls would be to clean Delhi and end corruption in civic bodies.
“We are not Napoleon to win election after election to cover territories. We are here for nation’s development. We are not going to spend all life in fighting elections. Elections are small things. Nation building is the bigger thing. Giving education and health to the people is our dream and we want to fulfill it,” he said.
“If an honest party like ours wins MCD, we will clean Delhi and improve education and health sectors further,” the Chief Minister said.
He urged the volunteers to focus on MCD elections. “We will and clean up Delhi and make it the capital the country deserves,” he said.
He also asked volunteers to build booth level organisations across the country and popularise the work done by Delhi government.
“You have treaded the path of truth and the road to will be full of thorns. But at the end truth will prevail. I saluting the volunteers for their sacrifice and hard work,” he said.
When asked about his visit to Gujarat, Kejriwal said it will happen “soon” as the priority is now winning MCD polls.
He is scheduled to visit the western state next week.
The AAP chief said there was some disappointment in volunteers regarding ticket distribution, but he said the volunteers must remember that they are with the party for a “dream” which is being realised by the Delhi government.
Asked about the Wi-Fi project by a volunteer, Kejriwal said it will take time but it will definitely be delivered during his five-year tenure.
First Published: Mar 18, 2017 23:28 IST