No question of compromise on party’s stand against corruption: Sisodia

A day after staking claim to form a government in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday reiterated that it had “neither any alliance nor any understanding — tactical, formal or informal” — with any party.

The party leaders emphasised that the Lokpal, which will come into force after the passage of the Bill in coming weeks, will investigate the alleged scams during the Congress regime of 15 years in Delhi.

Talking to the media, AAP leader Manish Sisodia said there was no question of “compromise” on the party stand against corruption. “The Jan Lokpal Bill, which the party plans to pass in the Delhi Assembly in coming weeks, will investigate and come out clearly who the culprits are,” said Mr. Sisodia, who will be one of the Cabinet Ministers in the AAP government.

Senior party leader Yogendra Yadav said the AAP would indeed investigate the policy decisions which were suspected to be part of alleged corruption of the Congress regime in Delhi.

“I want to make it very clear that the AAP does not have any alliance or any kind of understanding with any party. We are going ahead with 28 MLAs and the 18 issues,” said Mr. Yadav.

Referring to the investigation of alleged corruption during the Congress regime in Delhi, Mr. Yadav said: “That was precisely what party leader Arvind Kejriwal talked about in his letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi in response to the support extended by the Congress.”

Mr. Kejriwal wrote in his letter to Ms. Gandhi: “The AAP will pass the Jan Lokpal Bill for Delhi and will get investigated the scams during the Congress rule of 15 years. The support extended by your party does not at all mean that there will be any relaxation for any leader of your party if evidence of corruption is found against him or her.”

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