Fight is not over till the country is free of corruption: Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi – Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal, who is set to become seventh chief minister of Delhi on Saturday said that their fight is not over till the country is free of corruption.
“This fight is not about making Arvind Kejriwal the chief minister of Delhi, but it is start for another fight for independence. This fight will go on till this country is free of corruption and injustice. It is a historic day and a victory for the common man today,” said Kejriwal.
“I think if all the people of this country join hands, then it can be freed of this deep rooted corruption,” he said before taking a metro for his swearing in ceremony.
On being asked about his action plan post his swearing-in as the Chief Minister, he said, “We will start our work the moment our swearing in ceremony is finished,”
Kejriwal will become Delhi’s youngest chief minister today at the age of 45, and will be accompanied by other MLA’s of his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
After the oath-taking ceremony, Kejriwal and AAP legislators will hold their first cabinet meeting. They are expected to work on Sunday as well.
He has been asked to prove his majority in the state assembly by January 3.
His first big challenge is grappling with a 10 per cent hike in CNG prices, announced on Thursday.
Auto drivers in the city, who form a huge section of his supporters, have threatened a strike.