Kejriwal launches 'Aam Aadmi Party', and its Constitution
Anti-graft activist turned politician Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday formally launched his political outfit. He said the party will known as the Aam Aadmi Party.
Addressing the people and media gathered on the occasion at the Constitution Club here along with his team members like eminent lawyer Prashant Bhushan, political commentator Yogendra Yadav and social activist Gopal Rai, Kejriwal said the new party will change the existing 'anti-people' political system of the country.
"The common men, women, children are forming their party, which will always raise the issue related to common people and change the existing 'anti-people' political system of the country," said Kejriwal.
"They are not politicians. They are the people who are fed up of corruption and price rise. This is why the common man has decided to challenge them. Now the common man will sit in Parliament," he added.
Yogendra Yadav said that the party's constitution will have provisions against domination by one family. Kejriwal has also made it clear that he is not going to be the party chief and a 30-mermber national executive committee will be the supreme decision making body.
Asked about the party guidelines and ideology of the new party, Kejriwal emphasized that the party will function on the principles of 'Swaraj' and it will be the only driving ideology behind the party's stands and movements.
Earlier today, around 300 representatives form all over the country had gathered at the venue to chalk out the party name, constitution and other guidelines, where Kejriwal proposed the name 'Aam Aadmi Party' and other members accepted it.
The party constitution proposed by Mayank Gandhi was also adopted at the meeting.
While announcing the name, Kejriwal also mentioned that the Congress Party had objected to the name saying 'aam aadmi' was its plank and linked to its name since long.
The Aam Admi Party has called its first rally at New Delhi's iconic Jantar-Mantar on November 26.