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His Aam Aadmi Party, or “Common Man’s Party”, uses a broom as its symbol to suggest it is sweeping the dirt out of politics. Kejriwal, a bespectacled former tax collector, spoke to Reuters in a wide-ranging interview a month after getting the top job, from the same modest apartment he’s lived in for the past 15 years. What follows is a lightly edited transcript of the third and final part of the interview.
Following its strong performance in Delhi, interest in the year-old Aam Aadmi Party has surged. While polls suggest that the party is unlikely to win more than a dozen or so seats in country-wide elections this spring, its success in Delhi has shaken up the national race, with opposition leader Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party and the governing Congress party adopting Aam Aadmi’s anti-elite, anti-corruption language.