Feb 18, 2014

Anti-corruption party gains ground as Indian elections loom

The chief minister of Delhi has resigned, probably to contest the national poll. But is India ready to vote in a brand-new party and take a hard line on corruption? Freelance journalist Alys Francis reports from New Delhi.

The stakes have been raised in India’s national election race. The leader of the country’s new anti-corruption party has dramatically quit his post as Delhi’s chief minister. The country is now waiting on his next move.

Arvind Kejriwal (pictured) handed in his resignation on Valentine’s Day after the Aam Aadmi Party struggled to get an anti-corruption bill passed. Although the 45-year-old former tax official denied he was making the move with an eye on the general elections in May, the talk is he could throw his hat into the ring as a candidate.

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2 thoughts on “Anti-corruption party gains ground as Indian elections loom

  1. klewso

    “Anti-corruption party” that’s funny?

  2. AR

    Rahul is India’s Shorten – a reluctant bride, utterly out of his depth.

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