Arvind Kejriwal could contest against Narendra Modi if he decides to fight Lok Sabha election from Varanasi, AAP leaders indicated on Sunday.
Addressing a rally before Mr. Kejriwal’s speech, party leader Sanjay Singh appealed to him to contest against Mr. Modi from Varanasi because there is a buzz that the BJP prime ministerial candidate will be fielded from the constituency.
Another senior leader Manish Sisodia in his speech said that “we want the people of Varanasi to answer all the issues that Mr. Kejriwal has raised on (Mukesh) Ambani.
“Mr. Kejriwal will ask Mr. Modi these questions from Varanasi.”
The former Delhi Chief Minister, who has himself not indicated his strategy on contesting Lok Sabha election, was silent on the issue during his speech.
Next govt won’t be formed without AAP support
Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal claimed that his party will secure 100 seats in Lok Sabha election and that the next government cannot be formed without its support as he launched a fresh attack on Narendra Modi over his alleged links with Mukesh Ambani.
Addressing a rally here as part of a three-day road show in Uttar Pradesh, he accused Modi of maintaining silence on FDI in retail and accused BJP in Rajasthan of getting into a “setting” on the issue of Robert Vadra’s land deal.
MR. Kejriwal said he will visit Gujarat from March 5 to 8 to see the so called development claimed by Mr. Modi in the state.
He also did not spare the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh saying that there have been more than 100 riots in the state in the last two years. Targeting Ms. Mayawati’s BSP, he said voting for it is a waste because it amounts to voting for Modi.
“Only AAP can give an honest government. If you all, Hindus, Muslims and people from other castes come together and do not come under the poisonous influence of other parties, then I can assure you that this time your (people’s) government will be formed in the Centre.
“AAP is going to get at least 100 seats in the Lok Sabha elections. Moreover, we are going to get more seats than Congress. At least the government in Centre will not be formed without AAP’s support.
“AAP will help in forming the central government and we will change the face of the country,” said the 45-year-old former Delhi Chief Minister.