Kejriwal to challenge Dikshit in Delhi elections

Kejriwal to challenge Dikshit in Delhi elections

Kejriwal to challenge Dikshit in Delhi elections

Arvind Kejriwal, the activist-turned-politician, is all set to contest against Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit in the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.

More than 300 members of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) gathered at the Constitution Club on Sunday to unanimously voice their support for Kejriwal’s candidature.

The party, however, took its fight against Delhi chief minister straight to the latter’s doorsteps by deciding that its leader would contest from any constituency where Sheila Dikshit files nomination.

“If she (Sheila dikshit) decides to avoid such a contest in New Delhi constituency out of fear and moves to another constituency, I will also move to the segment from where she is contesting,” said Kejriwal after the workers suggested that he fight against the Chief Minister. He added that he wished to contest from New Delhi constituency to take on Dikshit directly.

Meanwhile, Kejriwal attacked the BJP for allegedly fielding “weak” candidates against Dikshit in the previous polls. He challenged BJP leader Vijay Goel to contest against him and Dikshit.

The AAP members also slammed the three-time chief minister for working hand-in-glove with the water and electricity companies.

The final ratification of Kejriwal's candidature will, however, come only after he gets 100 signatures from people of his constituency and clears the interview conducted by the screening committee and Political Affairs Committee of the Aam Aadmi Party.

“This is the first step to change politics. I will be going from door to door to get signatures from people. It’s the people who will decide everything. Only the Aam Aadmi Party can make Delhi corruption-free.

“Just like us (AAP), even the Congress and BJP, who are two sides of the same coin, should also not give tickets to people with charges of corruption. Their process should be made more transparent,” said Kejriwal.