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Kejriwal Launches Roadshow; Invites Bedi for a Public Debate

The BJP turned down the proposal, and said any debate would take place only in the Delhi assembly.

Published: 20th January 2015 02:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th January 2015 02:50 PM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: Aam Admi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday launched a roadshow ahead of filing his nomination from the New Delhi constituency for the Feb 7 assembly polls.

The roadshow, which began from Valmiki Mandir in the heart of the capital would end at Jantar Mantar.

Valmiki Mandir was where Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Campaign in October 2014.

The former Delhi chief minister stood atop a truck, along with party colleague Manish Sisodia, waving to his supporters.

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Kejriwal invited the BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi to a public debate. But, the B BJP turned down the proposal, and said any debate would take place only in the Delhi assembly.

BJP called it a popularity stunt of Kejriwal's AAP.

"AAP is all about publicity, they want to use Kiranji for their publicity. Any debate should take place only in the Delhi assembly," BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said.

Kejriwal, in a message on Twitter, congratulated Bedi for her nomination and said: "I invite you for a public debate moderated by neutral person and telecast by all."

He also said that Bedi has blocked him on Twitter.

"Kiranji, I used to follow you on twitter. Now, you have blocked me on twitter. Kindly unblock me," Kejriwal said.

BJP mocked at Kejriwal's request saying the AAP chief should have approached her one year back.

"Kiranji blocked Kejriwal on Twitter one year back, he (Kejriwal) should have approached her then," said Patra.

In these polls, Kejriwal's opponents will be thed Congress' Kiran Walia and young Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member Nupur Sharma.

The BJP Monday announced Bedi as its chief ministerial candidate for the Feb 7 Delhi polls. The vote count takes place Feb 10.



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