NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party volunteers led by former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal today undertook a cleaning exercise on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
Kejriwal, who took up the cleaning of a choked drain at BR Camp in New Delhi early in the day also had breakfast with the safai karamcharis and families of the area after cleaning the drain with workers.
Party leaders, and AAP MLAs across the national capital participated in the cleanliness drive.
Incidentally, the party undertook the cleanliness drive in the 7, Race Course Area, in the vicinity of Prime Minister's official residence, after Narendra Modi announced his plan to start the Swachh Bharat campaign in Valmiki Basti.
Valmiki Basti also happens to be the place from where AAP launched its party symbol broom. The Valmiki community is also known to be a strong supporter of the party.
The next part of the campaign will be the monitoring of the cleanliness campaign started today, the party said.
"India will only be possible if the concerned authorities are ready to go beyond symbolism. AAP will soon announce its plan of effectively monitoring the cleanliness drive and how the concerned civic agencies can be made accountable for performing their primary duty," an AAP spokesperson said.
The party said it will continue to emphasis on improving the plight of safai karamcharis, who seem to have been forgotten in the entire exercise.
"It is important to give them respect and improve their living conditions, give them permanent jobs and enhanced salaries, in case the country is serious about the cleanliness drive," the spokesperson added.