'Corrupt' ministers will be jailed in 6 months of 'Aaam Aadmi Party' coming to power: Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal today launched his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and vowed to send "corrupt" ministers to jail within six months of his party being voted to power.
Addressing an impressive gathering at Parliament Street here, Kejriwal also asserted that Jan Lokpal will be passed in Parliament within 15 days of the AAP coming to power.
"There is no end to the list of corrupt ministers and leaders in the country. All these people should be charged and sent to jail if charges against them are proved.
"I assure you people that if the common man's party and common man come to power, all these people will be tried and jailed within six months," he said in his valedictory address at the launch ceremony.
Flanked by Shanti Bhushan and former Navy Chief Admiral Ramdass who drafted the party's Constitution, he took pains to explain to people assembled there how different his outfit was from the existing politicial parties whom he accused of having "looted the country since Independence."
Kejriwal also announced that former Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court Justice Bhagwati Prasad Sharma and Admiral Ramdass will be members of the party's first "internal Lokpal" which would inquire into any allegations against members and functionaries of the AAP.
He said the 2014 elections would witness a unique political battle which would not be between two political parties, but between politicians and the common man.
"Now it will be neta (politician) versus aam admi (common man). The common man, suffering for the last 65 years, is going to establish his own party and sit in Parliament," he said.
The activist-turned-politician said November 26 will be remembered for launching a revolution to change the current political system.
"We have to snatch the power from politicians which we gave to them 65 years back. We are first-class citizens but victims of a third-class government. We trusted that these politicians will fight for us. But they have been looting the country," Kejriwal said.