'Confident' Kejriwal says AAP will form next government in Delhi State

New Delhi, Oct.4 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that his party is all set to form the next government in the national capital as the people here are fed up of corrupt parties like the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

"December 4 has been declared as the date for elections in Delhi, and it's a day of judgement for the people of this country, because people are fed up of corruption and inflation, and the change will start from here," he told media here today.

"The two main parties- Congress and BJP are corrupt to the core, and it's because of their corruption, people have become victims of rising prices. People of Delhi have already decided to throw away both these parties. AAP government will emerge in Delhi. We are all set for the elections," he added.

Aam Aadmi Party, which was formally launched by Kejriwal on November 26 last year, would be contesting its first elections here.

Earlier in the day, Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath announced the polling dates for five states, including Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Mizoram.

Addressing a news conference this afternoon, Sampath said elections for Chhattisgarh would be held first and in two phases -- on November 11 and 19.

Elections in Madhya Pradesh would be held on November 25. Elections in Rajasthan would be held on December 1, while elections in Delhi and Mizoram would be held on December 4, he added.

He also said that all measures are in place to conduct free and fair polls, including elaborate security arrangements.

He announced that for the first time, the Election Commission would be deploying Central Awareness Observers to motivate voters to exercise their franchise in a bid to increase the voter turnout.

Taking note of the Supreme Court's recent ruling, giving voters the right to reject candidates in the electoral fray, Sampath said the Election Commission is taking adequate measures to educate both voters and officials deployed for election duty for the same.

He said the counting of votes for all five states would take place on December 8.

--ANI (Posted on 05-10-2013)

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