Kejriwal not going to contest Lok Sabha elections

New Delhi, Jan. 4 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that he would not be contesting the Lok Sabha elections adding that he will campaign for his party nationally and not contest as he had said.

"I won't fight Lok Sabha elections. I will campaign for the party nationally and not contest as I had said," said Kejriwal.

He said that the politics of the nation was changing for the better.

"Now the politics of our nation is changing. It will clear the corruption from our society and it is not because of me but because of the people, some of whom have even left their jobs to join politics," he said.

He further said that there was a need to control the Mafias of Jal board tankers

"We had a meeting today on addressing public grievances; we will sit on the street to hear the problems of the common man. We need to control the Mafias of Jal board tankers and work on mapping the Jal board vehicles," he said.

"I would also like appeal to the media to continue to scrutinize us. Keep us on our toes, so that we rectify any mistakes," he added.

"Give me two more days and I will come back to you with details. You show us our loopholes and we will surely welcome that and also learn a lesson from that," he said.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh on Saturday said that the list of candidates for this year's Lok Sabha elections would be released in the next ten to fifteen days.

Commenting about the national executive meeting, Singh said, "This meeting will continue for the next two days. There will be a thorough discussion about the Lok Sabha elections."

On Kejriwal refusing to accept the two residences allotted to him on Bhagwan Dass Road in Central Delhi, he said, "We got calls from several well wishers expressing their opinions about the houses. After this, he (Kejriwal) took a decision and we went along with him on this. Now, we will look for a smaller house."

"I think it is good for democracy that you take good decisions on any issue which is creating controversy. And, Kejriwal is known for being strong in taking action," he added.

Earlier today, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had decided not to take two Type VI duplex apartments allotted to him on Bhagwan Dass Road.

The AAP came under scathing attack from the BJP, which claimed that AAP was misleading the common man.

"There is lot of controversy regarding the new house to which I am shifting. I will ask the government for a smaller flat," Kejriwal said before attending a nation executive meeting of his party in Delhi on Saturday a midst indications that the AAP is keen on enhancing its presence nationally.

--ANI (Posted on 04-01-2014)

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