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Is Aam Aadmi Party broke? Arvind Kejriwal says AAP doesn't have money to fight election

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 August 2016, 12:18 IST

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Admi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal said on 22 August that the AAP does not have the money to fight elections.

"It would look odd but it is true that despite a one-and-half year of governance in Delhi, AAP does not have money to fight election. I can show you my bank account, even the party does not have money," Kejriwal told a group of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes members in South Goa.

Kejriwal's comments come at a time when his party has already kick-started campaigning for the upcoming Punjab and Goa polls.

"When we contested in Delhi, it is the people who fought the election. AAP is a platform for everyone to fight for their better future," the Delhi Chief Minister said.

Kejriwal said if AAP gets elected in Goa, there will not be a "high command" culture. "Goans will govern in Goa. That is why even the (poll) manifesto is being drafted by Goans. I will not dictate manifesto, people of Goa will decide," he said.

The Delhi CM said his visits to Goa are "only to understand the issues". On the alleged rampant sale of narcotics in Goa, he said "if the state government wants, the drugs can stop in Goa in next one hour".

He alleged that the nexus between drug peddlers, policemen and politicians has kept the trade alive. "Money is being paid to politicians through policemen," he claimed.

--With PTI inputs

First published: 22 August 2016, 12:18 IST
 
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