Is Modi 'Scared' of Contesting Against Kejriwal? Asks AAP

Published: 08th March 2014 06:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th March 2014 06:08 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

AAPLogo_JPT.JPGAam Aadmi Party (AAP) today asked the BJP to announce the seat from where Narendra Modi would be contesting the Lok Sabha election and sought to know if he was "scared" to take on their leader Arvind Kejriwal.        

If the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate is not afraid of AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, let him be clear from where he plans to contest the election against our leader, the party's national spokesperson Sanjay Singh said here.     

"Earlier, BJP was giving indications that Modi will contest from Varanasi and then Arvind Kejriwal announced he might contest from the same seat," said Singh.        

"Is BJP scared of AAP? If that is not the case, then Modi should make his stand clear from where he would be contesting. We will decide our strategy based on that," he told PTI when asked if Kejriwal will take on Modi in Gujarat.     

"AAP has finalised its candidates from Gujarat and their names will be announced shortly," he told.  

On the fledgling outfit's future strategy, Singh said, "We will go to each and every state. We will visit Punjab, Bihar, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh in coming days."           

The AAP spokesman slammed the Modi government for the attacks on vehicles of Kejriwal and another party leader Manish Sisodia during their Gujarat visit.            

"People know on whose behest these attacks were carried out. There were loopholes in security."     

He sidestepped a query related to Kejriwal travelling by a chartered plane from Jaipur to Delhi, saying, "Ask the media group (which bore the cost of chartered aircraft)."    

Earlier today, Kejriwal returned from Delhi to address a public rally at Bapunagar area of the city.       

Kejriwal, who is touring Gujarat to "verify" claims of development under Modi, visited the Sabarmati Ashram, which is closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi.

"This is my second visit to the Ashram. It is a spiritual experience to visit here. Gandhiji's soul resides here. All of us must follow his teachings of truth and non-violence in these difficult times," the bureaucrat-turned-activist-turned politician wrote in the visitor book.           

The former Delhi CM tried his hands on Gandhiji's charkha (spinning wheel) and went around the ashram.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp