Arvind Kejriwal says he will defeat Narendra Modi in Varanasi

New Delhi, March 18: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday vowed to defeat BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha election in Varanasi.

“I was reading in some newspapers that it will be a symbolic fight (in Varanasi) and it is Modi who will win,” Kejriwal told a meting of Muslims from across the country here. (Read: Narendra Modi is ‘distrustful person’)

“I want to tell him (Modi) that I am going (to Varanasi) not only to fight but I am going to defeat him,” he said.

Kejriwal said the Aam Aadmi Party’s “success story” of Delhi – when the party won 28 of the 70 seats and formed a government that lasted 49 days – would be repeated in the Lok Sabha election.

“In the Delhi (assembly) elections, nobody knew our candidates. But they defeated those who were MLAs for 20 years. I feel this will be repeated in the 2014 general election.”

Kejriwal, who was repeatedly cheered, was addressing a meeting of Muslims attended by over 500 professionals and intellectuals from several places including New Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai and Hyderabad.

There was a roaring approval when the former Delhi chief minister demanded to know who from among the audience will go to Varanasi to support him in the election.

Amid cries of “Inquilab Zindabad”, scores of hands went up in the hall.

Kejriwal has said that he will hold a rally in Varanasi to decide if people want him to take on Modi, who the BJP has fielded in the Hindu holy town in Uttar Pradesh.

Kejriwal quoted some people as saying that Modi would provide “stability” if he became the prime minister. But the AAP leader said “stability” was not as important as providing security to citizens.

He asked if the victory of the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, while supposedly providing political stability, had led to matching security for Muslims in the state.

“Some people say we don’t have an economic vision for the country,” he said. “All these can come later. The most important thing now is to battle corruption.”

Some of the organisers urged Kejriwal to ensure better education and governance for Muslims which, they said, the Congress and the BJP had not been able to give for decades.

  • Tejas

    I don’t understand why Kejriwal is so hurry to get into power, when he knew he failed to handle Delhi.

    First, AK said he wanted to change system and will never join politics (Sounds good).

    Now, he said the people of India (aam admi) have encouraged him to enter into politics so he joined politics (Sounds so good).

    Please leave politics forever if you lose the election, because that means majorities of people really not want you to see in politics.

  • DInesh

    AK is a Joker & knows only barking. He also like congress playing the minority card..TRUE INDIAN unite for NAMO to defeat all jokers

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  • Vanarasi Babu

    Ak cannot handle Delhi ? NAMO: Only true Hindhu should be elected from holy city: Vanarasi
    Muslims should go to Islam countries and get back our land from Pakistan and Bangladesh

  • Sanjay Srivastava

    Since i am a native of varanasi .i have a few statistics for Modi Vs kejriwal Vs Digvijay Singh. We all know that Modi ji will win. But we hv to make modi’s win a historical win which should be greater than his sure win from Barodra also which is his second constituency. the no. of voter in varanasi is almost double to the no.of Barodra voters. hence we have to restrict modi to Varanasi with a huge win . This will motivate modi to keep Varanasi seat live. And in return the people of Varanasi will get a PM candidate. This my message to all the voters of varanasi to vote in favor of modi irrespective of their caste and religion. I also plead the Muslim voter to vote in favor of Modi for the betterment Varanasi Constituency.

    My Slogan: Vote for Modi… Vote for Varanasi.

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