Will fight against Modi in Varanasi: Kejriwal
Aam Aadmi party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said he will fight the Lok Sabha election from the Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
"I will fight against Modi in Varanasi," Kejriwal announced while addressing a rally at Varanasi's Benia Bagh.
The former Delhi chief minister also invited Modi to debate with him.
"I and Narendra Modi, both will be fighting elections from Varanasi, so I invite him for a debate," he said.
He said he has no ambition to become an MP.
"I challenge Modi to come and do a debate with me," Kejriwal said.
He also asked the people of Varanasi to aid him financially as he claimed to have no money to fight the election.
Kejriwal said if Modi comes to power, no industrialists will be left in Varanasi.
"If you vote Modiji in Varanasi, there won't be any be industrialists left. If Narendra Modi comes to power, farmers will be deprived of their land," Kejriwal said.
He alleged that both Congress and BJP is in nexus with the Ambanis.
"If you vote Modiji, prices of essential commodities will increase four times," the AAP leader.
"If Modi government is formed, it will allow FDI in retail and local traders will lose jobs," he said.
He said both Congress and BJP looted the country together.
"Both Modiji and Rahulji campaign in helicopters. Where they get the money from? Either Congress or BJP wins, the country is run by Mukesh Ambani," he said.
Kejriwal vowed that, "We must defeat Modi in Varanasi and Rahul in Amethi."
The AAP chief also accused that Modi's men threw eggs and ink at him earlier in the day.
Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday reached Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to name the party's candidate to be pitted against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from the constituency in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
"We are aiming to defeat Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi (Congress vice president) this time ... it is for the people of the country," said Kejriwal.
(Posted on 25-03-2014)