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Kejriwal Begins Campaign Trail in Varanasi

With an aim to woo rural voters, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal today launched his election campaign here by holding \"chaupals\" or small public meetings in villages.

Published: 16th April 2014 04:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th April 2014 04:38 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

With an aim to woo rural voters, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal today launched his election campaign here by holding "chaupals" or small public meetings in villages.           

Kejriwal was accompanied by party leader Sanjay Singh, besides other AAP members and volunteers.            

The former Delhi Chief Minister first visited the Muslim dominated Korouta village, comprising mostly weavers and farmers. He apprised them about his party's aim and its successful government of 49 days in the national capital.       

He appealed the electorate to vote for the party's election symbol "broom" in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.  

Addressing another public meeting at Muslim dominated weavers village Kotwa, Kejriwal told villagers that there is only one way to eradicate poverty from the country and that is by providing proper and feasible education to children.     

"If people get proper education then they may get jobs, do better business and can setup their own industry," he said.   

He told farmers if his party is voted to power, their lands would never be taken without prior consent.

"If BJP is voted to power then farmers land will be given to Adanis as was done in Gujarat, where a number of farmers have committed suicide," he alleged.       

He also promised that AAP would even provide higher market value-price for their crops avoiding the middlemen.            

Speaking about Naxal menace in the country, Kejriwal said naxalites should practise non-violence.  

"Our party is against any violence as any problems can be solved  by holding talks together," he added.            

Kejriwal will be visiting nearly half dozen villages in the outskirts of the city during his campaign.



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