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AAP celebrates five years of ‘revolution’

THE ASIAN AGE. | BHASKAR HARI SHARMA
Published : Nov 27, 2017, 1:06 am IST
Updated : Nov 27, 2017, 1:06 am IST

Kejriwal targets BJP, says despite Centre’s war, his govt kept working for people.

AAP convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with party leader Kumar Vishwas during a convention to mark the party’s 5th Foundation Day at Ramlila Maidan. (Photo: Biplab Banerjee)
 AAP convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with party leader Kumar Vishwas during a convention to mark the party’s 5th Foundation Day at Ramlila Maidan. (Photo: Biplab Banerjee)

New Delhi: Thousands gathered on Sunday at Ramlila Ground for the five-year anniversary of AAP. CM Arvind Kejriwal shared the stage with other AAP leaders like deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, Ashutosh, Gopal Rai, Kumar Vishwas, and Atishi Marlena along with workers from various states.

Launching a scathing attack on BJP, Mr Kejriwal said, “They were so unnerved with our work that they snatched the Anti-Corruption Bureau from us. They sent paramilitary forces, perhaps for the first time in India’s history, to take over the ACB building.”

Mr Kejriwal said that despite the Centre’s war against his government, his administration kept on working for the welfare of the people.

“No government has worked as much in 70 years as we have and this is my challenge. Delhi has the cheapest electricity and free water now. Delhi hospitals have free medicines and free medical tests. Public schools have been completely turned around,” he said.

Mr Kejriwal sternly condemned the killings and hatefulness spreading in the name of religion, saying: “These people, who play religion and caste factors, are ISI agents as they are dividing us. This makes Pakistan happy. We should unite irrespective of religion and caste.”

On the upcoming Gujarat elections, Mr Kejriwal said: “We should unite and vote for candidates who will uproot BJP from Gujarat. We should vote against the BJP.”

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sisodia urged people to repeat the first few lines from the Preamble of Indian Constitution saying that it is the main goal of his party also. He also paid homage to 26/11 martyrs. The event concluded with the national anthem.

All eyes were on the senior party leader, Kumar Vishwas, who had recently hogged the limelight over his differences with the party leadership. Even as Mr Vishwas had not been “formally invited” for the event, he sha-red the dais with other senior party leaders. He even spoke about the rumours that there were some differences between him and the top leadership.

Even AAP top leader Gopal Rai spoke his heart, “We are the fastest growing party and many people are jealous, but we should be united and keep growing.”

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