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AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal greets party workers during a rally with autorickshaw drivers in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: PTI
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal greets party workers during a rally with autorickshaw drivers in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: PTI

Arvind Kejriwal supports autorickshaw drivers

Kejriwal comes out in support of the autorickshaw drivers and promises to solve their grievances if his party returns to power

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal addressed a rally on Thursday to garner support from one of the parties’ core constituencies—autorickshaw drivers.

Kejriwal came out in support of the auto drivers and promised to solve their grievances if his party returns to power. The support of autorickshaw drivers helped the party make an impressive electoral debut in Delhi last year.

“An auto driver has to pay Rs5,000-10,000 per month in bribe. I had announced during my 49 day tenure as chief minister that if an official asks you for a bribe don’t say no. Record it and send it to me. I will send that officer to jail. I had sent five officers to jail in one week. After that they stopped taking a bribe and corruption was reduced," said Kejriwal.

Kejriwal said that if his party comes back to power, it will resume such action against corrupt officers from various departments.

The AAP formed a government in Delhi with the support of the Congress, resigning after less than 50 days in office when it was thwarted by the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from pushing through legislation to institute the office of an independent anti-corruption ombudsman.

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