Arvind Kejriwal is part of the brains trust behind the Anna Hazare movement, which has the potential to further undermine the Delhi order. The engineer-turned-civil servant-turned-RTI activist is now a mass campaigner for the Jan Lokpal bill and plans to expand the movement. He spoke to Saba Naqvi about his ideological convictions, faith in “the people”, dealings with the Aruna Roy-led National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI) and gave details of the funding for his ventures. Excerpts:
Do you see this movement developing into a political force?
We are a political force though unfortunately democracy is only equated with elections and parties. Democracy is about participation in day-to-day governance. Yes, we’re a political force and this is a political movement. However, in the coming elections, we will not back any parties or candidates. But the issues we raise could become electoral issues.
But is it right for you to say...