Ke­jri­wal will not con­test up­com­ing LS polls, wants to fo­cus on Delhi: AAP

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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.”

Arvind Ke­jri­wal

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