Take away office, Aam Aadmi Party will function from streets: Arvind Kejriwal

Take away office, Aam Aadmi Party will function from streets: Arvind Kejriwal

NEW DELHI (INDIA): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the cancellation of (Aam Aadmi Party) AAP’s office allotment was part of a larger design to “finish” the party.nnHe said the party is being “victimised” and “discriminated against” for taking on the ruling mafia and siding with the poor, and asserted the Aam Aadmi Party is ready to operate from the “streets”.nnThe office allotment to the AAP by the Kejriwal government was cancelled by the Delhi Lieutenant Governor yesterday after the Shunglu Committee pointed out “irregularities” in the allotment.nnKejriwal wondered why the Congress and the BJP, despite having negligible presence in the Delhi politics, have five and seven office spaces respectively, along with one plot each.nn”This must be the first time in independent India that a ruling party is being denied office space in the state where it is in power. Even RJD, BSP, ABVP, RSS have offices in Delhi,” he told a press conference at his residence.nnKejriwal linked the cancellation to the AAP’s promise of abolishing house tax if voted to power in the municipal corporations, which go to polls on April 23.nn”They want to finish us, they want to close AAP. But it won’t happen as we are on the path of truth. People will teach them a lesson in the polls.nn”Having an office is our right. We are not seeking a favour. It was allotted legally. We will place a fresh demand for an office. People are already offering us space,” he said.nnMeanwhile, party functionaries discharged duties as usual from 206 Rouse Avenue, the office space in question. Sources said the party may move the court against the cancellation.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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