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JD-U backs Arvind Kejriwal against Narendra Modi

Thursday, 1 May 2014 - 3:34pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: IANS

The Janata Dal-United on Thursday announced its support to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's electoral battle against the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi. JD-U leader KC Tyagi told IANS that the party decided to support the Aam Aadmi Party because Kejriwal was "opposing the capitalist and communal nexus in this country".

Tyagi said he and JD-U president Sharad Yadav would campaign for Kejriwal in Varanasi where the third main candidate is Ajay Rai of the Congress. Tyagi said the JD-U shared the anti-corruption plank of the AAP.

"Our party is a product of the JP movement. We fought against Indira Gandhi's corruption. Under VP Singh we fought against Rajiv Gandhi's corruption," Tyagi said.

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