October 19, 2015
“The people of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are sick of corruption. Aam Admi Party (AAP) will provide an administration, free from corruption after the 2016 Assembly elections,” senior party leader and former minister, Somanath Bharathi said today.
“Our main agenda is providing corruption-free Government. If corruption is eradicated, governments will start functioning efficiently and will deliver better services in all departments,” Mr. Bharathi told reporters here tonight.
When pointed out that AAP government had failed to bring in Lok Pal as promised, he said that the Bill would be placed soon before the Assembly and after it being passed as an Act would be sent to the Centre.
He added that a minister was sacked immediately when Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal came to of know his involvement in corruption.
On preparations for Assembly elections, he said that while all parties were waiting to get into alliances, AAP was prepared to go it alone in the State.
“The party is not looking for an alliance,” he said, adding that at present the Party was focusing on strengthening the base and looking at forming booth-level committees in the State, and Puducherry.
The Delhi MLA criticized Tamil Nadu Government as there was more number of liquor outlets, than the number of schools in the State. When pointed out that barring Delhi, the Party was not strong elsewhere, he said that “AAP is a two-year old baby and would take time to grow. Even it took years for BJP to win seats in Lok Sabha elections”.
To a question on the ongoing controversy over beef consumption, Mr. Bharathi said that when there was Constitutional guarantee as a right for people to live, BJP at the Centre or any other State governments had no right to dictate who should eat what.