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Arvind Kejriwal questions Narendra Modi wave, attacks Sonia Gandhi

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 - 8:15pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: IANS
AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday hit back at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, saying if there was indeed a 'Modi wave' in India, then why was the Gujarat chief minister fighting the Lok Sabha polls from two places.
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AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday hit back at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, saying if there was indeed a 'Modi wave' in India, then why was the Gujarat chief minister fighting the Lok Sabha polls from two places.

The former Delhi chief minister was equally harsh on Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Accompanied by hundreds of Aam Aadmi Party workers, Kejriwal elicited enthusiastic response from Delhi residents as his campaign entourage wound through the crowded areas of Chandni Chowk and North West Delhi constituencies.

Asked why Modi branded him "a Pakistani agent" and an "AK-49", Kejriwal shot back: "Why doesn't Modi talk about issues I have raised, instead of calling me a Pakistani agent?"

"And if there is indeed a Modi wave, why is he contesting the election from two places? Why is he having a 'safe seat' too? Why not contest from Varanasi alone?"

Kejriwal, who launched his campaign in the city from Dwarka area Monday evening, visited at least 10 places in Chandni Chowk, including Matia Mehal and Ballimaran Tuesday and met the people.

Travelling in an open vehicle along with party candidate Ashutosh and other party leaders, Kejriwal also answered queries from people.

Almost 400 AAP supporters accompanied Kejriwal during the road shows which lasted till 2 p.m.

Asked to comment on Sonia Gandhi's mocking remark that "running a government is not child's play", in reference to the AAP's short-lived government in Delhi, Kejriwal retorted that the comment was actually meant for her son and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

"He (Rahul Gandhi) is a young man. She should not be saying such things," he said in a mocking tone.

Kejriwal would be campaigning extensively for AAP candidates for a week in Delhi, which will see polling April 10. He will visit all seven constituencies.

AAP leader and former journalist Ashutosh is contesting from Chandni Chowk, while former Delhi minister Rakhi Birla is fighting from North West Delhi.

After the April 10 polls in the city, Kejriwal is expected to shift to Varanasi where he is contesting against Modi.




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