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No ministry for Cong candidates, action against corrupt netas: Kejriwal

December 24, 2013 17:39 IST

All set to form the government in Delhi with the outside support from the Congress, Aam Aadmi Party Convener Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said his government will take action against any "corrupt" ministers of the previous Congress regime.

In a two-minute video, he justified taking support from the Congress and how despite that it was determined to follow its own agenda and fulfill the promises made to the people of Delhi.

The video begins with Kejriwal saying (after poll results were out) they had got two kinds of views, one asking them to "keep away from both the Congress and BJP" while the other said "form the government and prove that we can deliver" when the Congress was extending support and prove that it can run a government fulfilling its promises.

AAP clarified that no ministry would be given to any Congress candidate in the government and they "will take action against any previous corrupt minister of the Congress and BJP". Kejriwal says people were passionate about their views. So the party had again to go to people to get a referendum on the issue.

The video shows that in the public meetings, people in "overwhelming" majority said, "Yes" to the AAP forming the government. It also claimed that opinion of over 26 lakh people were taken before the party decided to stake its claim.

"Yes, we are forming the minority government with outside support," says the message and then explains what is a minority government. It says, "No ministry will be given to the Congress, which will not be part of the government."

The AAP reaffirmed its stand and said it would implement all 18 promises it had made to the people of Delhi and which were also highlighted in the letters to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Rajnath Singh by Kejriwal while seeking their stand.

Kejriwal's party hit out at the BJP for attacking the AAP over the issue of forming government with Congress support. "What is BJP's strategy? If we don't form the government, they said we are running away. If we from the government, they say we are the B-team of the Congress," the message in the video says.

Reiterating that they were not bothered about the Congress or the BJP, AAP said they only think of the common man and their focus was on solving people's problems.

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