New Delhi, Apr. 5: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday claimed that corruption in the national capital has significantly reduced after his party assumed power, pledging to transform the city into one of the top five corruption-free metropolises in the world.
"During the India against Corruption movement, led by Anna Hazare, we had the passion to make India corruption-free; after 49-days of governance, we have the confidence to do it…In these 49 days, I agree that the corruption has not stopped, but it has surely come down. We will use technology on a large-scale to make Delhi top five corruption-free cities in the world in 5 years," Kejriwal said, speaking at the launch of the renewed AAP anti-corruption helpline in Delhi.
"We have the courage to take action against our own party members if they are wrong… Tomorrow, if Manish Sisodia does something wrong, even he will have to go to jail," he added.
Taking a dig at the Congress, Kejriwal said that the grand old party did not make an anti-corruption helpline in its 65 years of existence.
"The people of Delhi trusted us because of the work done by us when we were in power for 49 days last time. Now, what other parties could not do in 65 years, we have done in 49 days," he said.
Kejriwal and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia launched the renewed anti-corruption helpline at the Talkatora stadium in New Delhi.
Earlier, the party had announced that the number '1031' would be operational from Sunday and would help in curbing corruption in the city.
The helpline has undergone a makeover and can now attend 10,000 calls per day, as compared to the previous limit of just 1,000.