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Kejriwal's party to borrow heavily from Constitution

November 22, 2012 22:10 IST

Arvind Kejriwal's new party, to be launched on Monday, is likely to heavily borrow from the Constitution for framing its preamble, a key member of his team said.

"Last night, we were writing the objectives of the new party and I said it will be great if we can base it on the preamble of the Indian Constitution. If we can live up to the Constitution there is nothing like that. We have a ready preamble there," Yogendra Yadav, member of core team of Kejriwal's upcoming party, said in Kolkata.

He said the Constitution has always inspired them and therefore they are announcing the party on November 26, the day it was adopted in 1949.

Stating that they are trying to give a new direction to politics in India, Yadav, also a political analyst, said their party will not only give birth to new faces but also bring in new ideology and culture in politics.

"Success in politics nowadays means winning elections. We will change that by giving new agenda on which elections are fought and won. By doing so we will change the rules of political games," he said.

The new party will also attract young idealistic people into politics, Yadav said.

On anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare's separation from the political outfit, he said, "It happened in the normal course. I feel we still have his blessings."

He said their party will not look for tying up with any regional political parties to strengthen its base.

"But we will seek support of various other organisations," Yadav said, adding that the new party will redefine the meaning of success in politics.

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