Activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal has said that his political party will be founded on Saturday and added that the national council meeting will also be held on the same day.
“Party wud b founded tomo. 1st National Council meeting tomo. Launch ceremony at Jantar Mantar on Mon. All invited Mon to be part of history,” Kejriwal tweeted on Friday evening.
In an interview to CNN IBN, Kejriwal said that the name of the political party would be revealed on Saturday.
“There is no high command. That’s for sure. It will have a very democratic structure but we will tell you tomorrow (Saturday),” Kejriwal said while responding to CNN IBN reporter’s questions on Friday.
Kejriwal said on Friday that the party will be formally launched on November 26 at Jantar Mantar.
“More than 300 people (The first members of the party) from different parts of the country will get together on Saturday to adopt the constitution and decide on the name of the party. The first national executive of the party will consist of roughly 30 people,” said Kejriwal.
The office bearers of the party will have to submit party’s framework and other formalities to the Election Commission for registration of the party’s name.
It may take at least four months before the party is formally registered in their name and a symbol is allotted.
Replying to queries on the Aap Ki Adalat TV show, Kejriwal invited people to join his party in large numbers.
“Party wud b founded tomo. 1st National Council meeting tomo. Launch ceremony at Jantar Mantar on Mon. All invited Mon to be part of history”
“Presently our experts are working on 30 different subjects to prepare a framework for the proposed political party. We will invite people’s views on the draft framework soon,” he said.
Kejriwal was noncommittal about contesting the forthcoming elections in Delhi, an India TV statement on Friday said.
His first reaction was “I won’t contest”.
He then corrected himself saying, “I don’t know whether I will contest or not. My party will contest the elections.”
‘Team Anna may back Kejriwal’s party’
Team Anna may support Arvind Kejriwal’s yet-to-be launched political party when elections come, member of the new Team Anna Kiran Bedi said in Hyderabad on Friday.
“We will support any honesty. Since he (Kejriwal) stands for promoting integrity, obviously he will be eligible for our support,” she told reporters on the sidelines of the Indian School of Business (ISB) Leadership Summit-2013 on Friday.
She said that Team Anna has no differences with Kejriwal, saying that the activist-turned-politician has chosen the electoral way to fight corruption.
“There are no differences with Kejriwal. He wanted take the electoral route and we wanted to take the non-electoral route. It is his feeling that it is time to take the electoral route,” she said.