The launch of the party came at a day-long meeting of around 320 people here during which the party's Constitution, which envisages establishment of 'Swaraj' in the country, was also adopted. The meeting was held at Constitution Club.
The new party will begin its electoral fight with Delhi where Assembly elections are due towards the end of next year.
"For the past one-and-a-half-years we have been knocking at the doors of various parties on Lokpal Bill. But every party betrayed us when it came to Lokpal Bill. So we decided during the fast in August that this movement will take a political plunge.
"As a result of this, the Aam Admi Party has been launched today. Aam admi (common man) will now contest elections, aam admi will vote and aam admi sit in Parliament. This party will change the way politics and political parties function in the country," Kejriwal told reporters.
Asked about Congress' reported objection to the use of 'Aam Admi', he said they hijacked the word earlier but they could not hijack the common man.
The formation of the party came after a bitter split with Anna Hazare over the question of the anti-corruption movement taking a political plunge as desired by Kejriwal.
Both Hazare and Kejriwal announced parting of ways on September 19 following differences over forming a party with the former sticking to his position that the movement should remain apolitical.
On October two, Kejriwal announced the formation of the party saying its official launch will be on November 26 to coincide with day the country's Constitution was adopted in 1949.
Kejriwal said the Vision Document speaks of bringing self-rule in the country and demands that the preamble be implemented in letter and spirit.
"The Panchayats have become corrupt. We are not talking about it. We want the gram sabhas, the mohalla sabhas in the cities to be actively involved in law making except for major issues like that on foreign policy and external security," he said.
There should be referendum, he said, and discounted objections about its effectiveness in the country.
"We also want to bring in a legal system where people get justice without having to spend money. Getting justice has become costly because lawyers charge heavily from people for fighting their case. Common man should have easy access to higher judiciary," he said.
After forming a National Council of 320 members which will be expanded by bringing one member from every district committee, Kejriwal said, 23 members were elected to the National Executive.
He said the strength of the Executive committee will be 30 and the remaining seats will be filled soon.
"We have to see that there is proper representation for all sections in the committee. If backward people, minorities etc does not have proper representation, then we can have five more members," he said.
He said the party will have two kinds of members – ordinary and active members. Anyone can enroll himself as an ordinary member by paying Rs 10 as fee for three years and an ordinary member who works for the nation and party tirelessly for four months then he will be made active member.
"The decision on making one an active member will be taken by the committees. For the first time in the history of Indian politics, it has been decided that if one becomes a member of the State Executive or National Executive Councils, his or her relatives will not find place in any councils.
"The same applies when it comes to fighting elections and the party will give prominence to youth and women who are kept at fringes in other parties. Every college will have a party unit," Kejriwal said.
He also said the party will have the Right to Recall and it will be implemented in National Executive council, State Executive Council and District Executive Council.
"The party's functioning will be transparent and donors list and expenses list will be uploaded on the website from time to time," he said, adding that the party will also have an internal Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas at every state and district.
Any person can lodge a complain against any party member and if the Lokpal or Lokayukta finds a prima facie case then the person will be probed, he said.
He said his party is committed to provide at least 33 per cent seats to women for contesting elections.
The meeting also saw some disagreement among a section ofworkers who were not allowed to attend it. A group from Tamil Nadu was seen arguing with a party coordinator on why they were not accommodated.
A member of the Tamil Nadu group said they were not against the party but their problem was with the way in which delegates from the state were selected. "There is an issue. We have objection to the manner in which people were selected for the meeting," the member said.
A group from West Delhi's Tilak Nagar also voiced their disapproval about the way in which delegates were selected.
"They talk about change and transparency. But where is transparency? When we enquired about the meeting, we were told by West Delhi coordinator that there is no such meeting. How did they select delegates for the meeting. They selected their cronies," supporters Mohan Aggarwal and Sudhir Singh said.
Name of party seems to exclude women members?! Some gender-neutral word should be there...(like Janata, Nagarik)
GOOD NAME PARTY AND CELEBRATION NEW FREEDOM FOR AAM ADMI.
the time has come when existing parties have to suffer from cold and cough and sneezing. now they have to accept that leaving principles of country and for the country leaving behind would lead to dismay.
Wishing all the best for the new party. I only hope that some women (auraten) will not be upset with the name and call it a sexist party for men (aadmi). Good Luck.
who is special then. why aam aam admi should vote for aam aadmi
At last they adopted the name from their hat itself. Hope the party will find a room in Indian Democracy and electoral systems. Be patient and confident, it may take 5 years to register in the mind of the People of India.
i somehow feel khejriwalji is turningn to seek only support in north india-the hindi belt.as of now he has neglected south india which no all india leader should do.the name aam admi is a hindi word which means nothing to people in south.i suggest new india party as an alternative name.it is obvious he will have problems in reaching the sothindians.such parochial attitude is not good for him
When will start thinking ourselves as Indians. We should stop this nonsense of north india, south india etc etc. We are indians and that is all. Everyone wants to reach the top by a single jump. We should understand that we build our image by hard work and dedication, which Arvind and his party current party members have done. He is openly saying that they will be building their party all over the country so why can't we be biy patient as whatever change this party brings about will be for we indians as a whole not for north india or south india etc etc. Moreover this party will have to nominate people from across the country to win elections all over india. Plz don't say anything that promotes division in the country.
The chosen name for Arvind Kejriwal's party seems to be very thoughtfull. Now when any neta of any party comes asking you to vote for him, you can fearlessly say that "AAP" (Aam Admi Party) ko hi vote denge.
HOPE FOR BEST N GOOD WISHES FOR NEW PARTY " Aam Admi Party " BAPU MAHATMA GANDHI JI's Dream may come True
So, finally we have an option to vote for a party claiming to be for the Aam Admi. Best wishes to the AAP, giving an option for people who cannot support both national parties like Congress and BJP
Aam Admi Party candidates should be placed everywhere there is a corrupted and inefficient candidate irrespective of any other political parties. The main aim should be to eradicate corrupted persons joining in the Parliament and Assemblies. All of us should vote to clean personalities for the development of our country.