Kejriwal hits Lok Sabha campaign trail

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 01, 2014 05:43 hrs
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New Delhi: Draped in his trademark blue sweater and muffler and waving to the early morning streets walkers, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal hit the Lok Sabha campaign trail – his Jhaadu Chalao Yatra (Sweep the broom journey) on Saturday from Kausambi in Ghaziabad where his party office is located.

Kejriwal has begun a 500 km road show covering 15 Lok Sabha constituencies in the politically sensitive state of Uttar Pradesh which sends 80 MPS to the Parliament. He is expected to address a rally in Kanpur and then meet the traders.

Media reports quoted the anti-corruption activist turned politician as saying, "Nothing will change if BJP comes to power. The country will continue to bleed because of corruption. Our enemies are price rise, corruption and communalism and other parties aren't doing anything about these issues."

Last week, Kejriwal had targeted BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi. The AAP supremo asked Modi to break his silence on gas pricing and also accused him being a beneficiary of Mukesh Ambami against whom the former Delhi CM of 49 days has launched a scathing campaign.

"I request Modi to break his silence on the gas pricing issue," Kejriwal had said. "Some people say that Mukesh Ambani is running the government in reality. Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi use helicopters and private jets to travel in India. Who does it belong to and who pays for them?"

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