Kejriwal will not contest upcoming LS polls, wants to focus on Delhi: AAP
LUCKNOW: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Sunday said its convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will not be contesting the coming Lok Sabha elections.
“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 member of Parliament Sanjay Singh was quoted as saying by news agency Press Trust of India (PTI).
Singh said in Delhi his party is working on education, health, farmers, power and providing drinking water.
“If we foray into national politics, then our issues will be education for all, free education to economically weaker sect i ons of t he society, ending unemployment and implementing the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission,” he said.
On a recent statement made by Kejriwal to not vote for the Congress in t h e c o mi n g 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.”