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Want to end VIP culture: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Dec 23 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) architect Arvind Kejriwal, who might become the next Chief Minister of Delhi, on Monday said his party will end the 'VIP culture' system after forming the government in the national capital.


The AAP is all set to form the government with the support of the Congress party in Delhi.

"Our priorities will be electricity, water, Jan Lokpal Bill and to end the VIP culture," Kejriwal told NDTV.

"I did not do all these revolts to become the chief minister. It is the common man who is becoming the chief minister," he said.

Speaking on taking outside support from the Congress party to form the government, Kejriwal said, "We are not taking alliance directly...we are not depending on any party. We will place our manifestos, those MLAs who want to support will do else we are ready for fresh polls," Kejriwal told the channel.

Fifteen days after the Delhi assembly election results were declared, the AAP on Monday said it will form the government with the support of the Congress party in the national capital.

Kejriwal will be taking oath as the chief minister.

After the Political Affairs Committee meeting of the party, Kejriwal said: "I am going to meet Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to tell him AAP is ready to form the government."

Kejriwal will be sworn in as Delhi CM on Dec 26.

He wants to take oath at Jantar Mantar, the site of his numerous protests.

"I will request Jung to allow me take oath at Jantar Mantar, where we announced formation of AAP a year ago," said Kejriwal.

The just-over-a-year-old party led by Kejriwal emerged as the second biggest outfit with 28 seats, falling only a few seats short of the right wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and allies who managed 32 seats.

The BJP is four short of a majority in the 70-member Delhi assembly. Congress managed only 8 seats.

--IBNS (Posted on 23-12-2013)

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