25 November, 2020

We Have Managed To Change The Political Discourse In Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal wants to turn Delhi into a model city of the world but says it must get full statehood, free from the Centre's tacit control

Photographs by Tribhuvan Tiwari
We Have Managed To Change The Political Discourse In Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

Sitting in his modest living room—tastefully furnished in hues of gentle blues—Arvind Kejriwal looks calm as he gets ready to face the voters of Delhi again. Dressed in his trademark V-neck navy blue pullover, he retains the distinct ‘aam aadmi’ aura even after five eventful years as chief minister. In an exclusive interview to Bhavna Vij-Aurora and Preetha Nair, the Delhi CM says he is happy that he managed to change the ­political discourse in the ­national capital. Excerpts:

Your term as the CM is coming to an end. Do you think you have managed to deliver on your promises?

We came into politics to work for the people and change the political discourse. Three things have happened in these five years. One, we have proved that governments can be run with honesty. Two, elections can also be fought honestly. Lastly, we have shown change is possible. We have accomplished things that were not done in 70 years. No government before us...



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