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Kejriwal says brakes, clutch of AAP bus working fine

Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal   | Photo Credit: PTI

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Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday assured his supporters in the U.S. that he will not repeat the “mistake” of resigning if the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) returns to power in Delhi and dismissed the notion that the party is falling apart, saying the brakes and clutch of his AAP bus are working fine.

Mr. Kejriwal acknowledged to AAP volunteers and supporters during a meeting in New York that the party made a “wrong political assessment” of resigning 49 days after coming to power in Delhi.

“At that time we had thought that if we resign, there will be elections soon” and the party would come back stronger,” Mr. Kejriwal told AAP volunteers.

“This was a wrong political assessment that was a mistake. This time we will not resign,” he said.

Mr. Kejriwal also hit out at those saying that the party is falling apart since its leaders like Shazia Illmi have left.

“Efforts are being made to confuse people. But the brakes and clutch of the Aam Aadmi Party bus are working fine and the driver knows the way, have faith in the driver,” he said.

Kejriwal also took a potshot at those criticising him for travelling in business-class or for wearing a branded sweater, saying that a lot of things that AAP does will be over-hyped. .

“BJP has no agenda today. We say will we will open 20 new colleges in Delhi and the BJP says it will not let girls wear jeans. We say we will put CCTV cameras across the city for the protection of women, BJP will say it will not let people celebrate Valentine’s Day. That is the difference between the two parties,” he said.

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