Ke­jri­wal not to con­test from Varanasi in LS elec­tions

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THE Aam Aadmi Party on Sun­day said its con­venor and Delhi chief min­is­ter Arvind Ke­jri­wal will not be con­test­ing from Varanasi in the com­ing Lok Sabha elec­tions, but the party will field a strong can­di­date for the seat.

"Ke­jri­wal will not con­test the Lok Sabha polls, as he wants to give spe­cial fo­cus to his state. The AAP will con­test on all the Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, Pun­jab, Haryana and Goa. The party will con­test on some seats in UP, and fi­nal modal­i­ties will be worked out by Fe­bru­ary. Apart from Varanai, the party will con­test from seats in east­ern and western UP, where the or­gan­i­sa­tion is strong," AAP spokesper­son and Ra­jya Sabha MP San­jay Singh told PTI.

On a re­cent state­ment made by Ke­jri­wal to not vote for the Con­gress in the com­ing Lok Sabha elec­tions, Singh said, "Ke­jri­wal was quoted out of con­text. He had said that in a meet­ing in the na­tional cap­i­tal that if you want to de­feat the BJP, then do not waste your vote by cast­ing it in favour of the Con­gress. His state­ment was in the con­text of Delhi, from where the AAP is con­test­ing on all the seats."

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