New Delhi, 21 May-2014, Rupashree Nanda: Three months after quitting as the Chief Minister of Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal has apologised for his resignation. Kejriwal said that he has sensed the mood of the people in the state who feel that he had run away leaving the work mid-way.
“People are upset that we left them in the middle of nowhere, they are upset we resigned,” he said.
Calling for fresh elections in the state, Kejriwal added that he would go back to the people yet again and hold Jan Sabhas to get in touch with them and clarify his stand on the resignation. “After the Lok Sabha results in Delhi, one thing is clear that people tell me we are honest and we challenge others,” he exuded confidence.
Listing out the reasons for the people’s anger, the former Delhi CM said, “We had reduced electricity bills while the Congress increased it again. Police started bullying people. Sales tax officials started raiding. People felt we left them in this situation and that’s why they are angry with us.”
“We left for our principles. I did not know people will misinterpret it,” he added.
Kejriwal’s statement comes amidst speculations that it might ask the Congress or the BJP for support to form a government in Delhi. Following AAP’s dismal performance, some of its MLAs last week had mooted a proposal for the party to once again form government in Delhi, with support from either BJP or Congress.
Sources in AAP said majority of sitting MLAs in the party do not want fresh election immediately thinking the “Modi wave” may flatten them if polls are held anytime soon.
(Input source: CNN-IBN)