Kejriwal elected convenor of Aam Aadmi Party

November 25, 2012 05:25 pm | Updated November 17, 2021 04:01 am IST - New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal with Yogender Yadav addresses a press conference in New Delhi. File photo

Arvind Kejriwal with Yogender Yadav addresses a press conference in New Delhi. File photo

Arvind Kejriwal was elected as the national convener of his newly formed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday.

Addressing supporters, he said he would tour the country for the next one year to “expose” the Congress and the BJP, while trying to convince people on why they should support his outfit.

At the first National Executive meet of the party after its launch on Saturday, Pankaj Gupta was elected national secretary and Krishna Kant its treasurer.

All the three were elected unanimously by the 23-member National Executive Committee.

“These people have been authorised by the Executive Committee to take appropriate measures to approach the Election Commission for registration. We have also taken steps to open bank accounts and receive donations,” lawyer Prashant Bhushan told reporters.

The National Executive will again meet on Tuesday and Wednesday, while the party launch function will be held on Monday.

Before the programme, Mr. Kejriwal and his aides would go to Rajghat and Ambedkar Bhavan in Civil Lines as a mark of respect to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar who drafted the Constitution.

Earlier in the day, addressing his supporters, Mr. Kejriwal made a passionate plea to youth to join him full-time to bring about a revolutionary change in the country’s political system.

Addressing his supporters near Rajghat here, the activist-turned-politician also used the platform to attack the Congress and the BJP saying they “used” people only to get votes. “There are people who have looted India a lot. Now the youth have decided to come out and drive them out of Parliament. I ask all youth therefore to come to Jantar Mantar tomorrow [Monday] and they will be given the status of founder member of the party,” he said.

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