Tug of war: Modi will lose, believes Kejriwal

AAP puts up its show in Varanasi after BJP’s mammoth rally.

News Desk May 10, 2014
Aam Aadmi Party’s Chief Arvind Kejriwal) waves to his supporters during an election campaign rally in Varanasi. PHOTO: REUTERS/STRINGER

In what has by far remained the Bharatiya Janata Party’s stranglehold, Varanasi, anti-corruption champion, Arvind Kejriwal said, “Narendra Modi will lose. He does not have time to meet people. He is bribing everyone in his favour but truth will win”.

A day after BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s road show swept Varanasi, Arvind Kejriwal held his rally in the city on the banks of the river Ganges.

Aam Aadmi Party supporters in white caps waved brooms, the party’s poll symbol, and white flags as Kejriwal drove in an open jeep through parts of the city, reported NDTV.

The AAP leader drove through villages in the Ramnagar area of the city. His campaign in the rural parts of Varanasi is seen as linked to AAP’s assessment that there is huge support for Modi among urban voters.

Addressing a rally a day earlier, Kejriwal had challenged Modi to an open debate “at a time and place of his choosing”.

Modi’s rally on Thursday just outside Varanasi and a three-hour drive-through in the city later was the highlight of the BJP’s bitter confrontation with the Election Commission over what the party describes as a ‘ban’ on him in the constituency from where he is running for Parliament for the first time.

The BJP leader landed himself in trouble with the Election Commission after he took a selfie which the electoral body deemed to be a violation of the election rules.

The Indian Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi is to hold a road show in Varanasi in a tit-for-tat move after Modi campaigned in his home constituency, Amethi.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 10th, 2014.


Shoheb Bhayani | 7 years ago | Reply

Modi has won.. He is our pm now Jai hind

Shoheb Bhayani | 7 years ago | Reply

Modi has won.. He is our prime minister now.. Jai hind

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