Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday held the first public meeting of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a political outfit that he had officially announced on Saturday, near Rajghat.
Stating that he wanted selfless participation from people who can work for the party, Kejriwal said, “We have an year’s time to create an environment in the country. The AAP members should take an oath to not accept or give bribes, vote in every election and not get influenced by liquor, money or other enticements to vote in favour or against someone.”
Kejriwal stated that in the next one year, he will go on an all-India tour to inform people about the vote-bank politics that both the Congress and BJP indulge in. On Saturday, while announcing the launch of his party, Kejriwal had hinted at the possibility of the AAP contesting the Delhi state assembly elections, scheduled for late 2013.
Kejriwal alleged that various political parties had been looting India and exhorted people to be part of a change that the AAP envisages, by joining the party.
“All members, who join the party on November 26, will be considered as founder members of the party.”
Kejriwal said that his party will have total transparency and the list of all donors of the party, along with its financial statements, would be updated on the party’s website.
On Saturday, Kejriwal had announced the names of 23 members of the AAP’s national executive, which can have upto 30 members.
He said that more members would be added to the list in the future.
In addition, there is a provision for five other members from the scheduled castes, in case they do not get adequate representation in the 30-member national executive.