Kejriwal will not contest LS polls from Varanasi, says AAP
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesman and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh on Sunday said party president and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal would not contest Lok Sabha election from Varanasi.
The senior AAP leader added that the party would field a “strong candidate” against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in the elections.
“AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will not contest Lok Sabha election from Varanasi as he wants to focus more on Delhi. AAP will field strong candidates on certain seats, including Varanasi,” Singh told media persons.
Singh was addressing the media during the party’s ‘BJP bhagao, bhagwan bachao’ yatra which was taken out from Ayodhya to Varanasi on January 12-13. “AAP will field candidates on all parliamentary seats of Punjab, Haryana, Goa and Chandigarh. Preparations for elections are in full swing,” the Rajya Sabha MP added.
Kejriwal had secured second position against Modi from Varanasi seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.
On a recent statement made by Kejriwal to not vote for the Congress in the coming Lok Sabha elections, Singh told PTI, “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.” WITH AGENCY INPUTS
Arvind Kejriwal n