AAP’s first UP rally lays ground for Modi vs Kejriwal

Three AAP stalwarts called on Kejriwal from the stage to contest against Modi from Varanasi.

Written by Dipankar Ghose | Kanpur | Updated: March 3, 2014 9:23 am
While Kejriwal himself said nothing on the matter, there were clear indications that he would fight the Lok Sabha elections against Modi. PTI While Kejriwal himself said nothing on the matter, there were clear indications that he would fight the Lok Sabha elections against Modi. (PTI)

In his first rally in Uttar Pradesh, Arvind Kejriwal launched a no-holds-barred attack on BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi on Sunday. Rubbishing talk of a Modi wave, Kejriwal said he expected the Aam Aadmi Party to get more than 100 seats in the coming Lok Sabha polls, and said that no government would be formed without AAP.

While Kejriwal himself said nothing on the matter, there were clear indications that he would fight the Lok Sabha elections against Modi. Three AAP stalwarts called on him from the stage to contest against Modi from Varanasi, in what sources said was an attempt to force the Gujarat Chief Minister’s hand.

Sources said that Kejriwal would only make his announcement once Modi clarifies his stand, but confirmed that the BJP leader was the party’s principal opponent. “Modi will now either have to contest from Varanasi, or find a good reason to stand from somewhere else. Or he will be accused of being afraid,” sources said.

In another indication of its gameplan for Uttar Pradesh, AAP Sunday inducted influential Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Rushaid, a member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, and several members of the AMU Old Boys’ Association at the rally. Rushaid, who spoke of Kejriwal in glowing terms, was the only man the AAP leader introduced and hugged on the stage.

Attacking Mayawati for allying with the BJP in the past, Kejriwal asked Muslims to choose AAP. “If you vote for the BSP, you are voting for the BJP. Don’t make that mistake. And Mulayam Singh will join whoever has the most seats, because he needs the government’s protection in the CBI cases against him,” he said.

The AAP rally also mentioned the Samajwadi Party government’s record with regard to communal tension, with Kejriwal talking of more than a hundred riots in Uttar Pradesh in two years. “I believe that all riots are engineered. I promise you that if one impartial invesigating agency looks into them, and one political lynchpin is caught, riots will stop.”

Amid loud cheers from the nearly 20,000 people gathered at Kanpur’s waterlogged Ramlila Maidan, Kejriwal said that he will travel through Gujarat for four days to “see Modi’s claims of development for himself”. “Hum bhi to dekhen Gujarat ko (I should also see the development in Gujarat)! If there is that much development, then we will learn and apply those methods in Delhi and in Uttar Pradesh. But if it’s not true, then the blindfold will have to be taken off.”

Having arrived at Kanpur after a roadshow across 17 parliamentary constituencies in Uttar Pradesh, Kejriwal dismissed the notion of a “Modi wave”. “When we left Ghaziabad, people said there is a Modi hawa. I went to Haryana and have travelled in Uttar Pradesh. Bas TV channelon mein hawa hai (the wave is only in TV channels). But the truth is that TV channels are being paid for opinion polls. It is true there is a hawa, but it is not a Modi hawa. This is only the media’s badmaashi. When we won the elections in Delhi, it wasn’t our victory, it was an expression of anger. That is the wave — anger among the people. “

Kejriwal claimed that visiting Haryana and Uttar Pradesh had also made him believe that an AAP government at the Centre was a possibility. “I know that we can have an AAP government. This much is clear, that we will get more than the Congress, they will be left with nothing. In Uttar Pradesh, they will only get six to seven seats. But we will get at least a 100 seats overall and no government can be formed without AAP,” he said.

Attacking Modi’s economics, Kejriwal said, “Modi had come to Delhi to speak about his economic policy. The BJP earlier used to say no FDI in kirana. The Congress had taken money from Walmart, but the BJP used to oppose this. But look, now Modi stays quiet on FDI in retail. It must mean that Walmart ka paisa has reached him too.”

Kejriwal also repeated his charges regarding Mukesh Ambani and Modi, saying, “People told me that Modiji is good. I wrote him a letter and asked him that if you are PM, would you allow Ambani to sell gas at $8 when it actually costs $1. Modi hasn’t even responded. If he doesn’t even acknowledge me, how will he help you?”

Hinting at a Modi versus Kejriwal electoral battle, Manish Sisodia also took on the Reliance chairman, saying, “If Narendra Modi doesn’t answer questions on Mukesh Ambani and the increase in gas prices, how should we ask him? We have heard that he is going to Benaras. Do you think Arvind should ask him there?”

Later, AAP national executive member and the party’s face in Uttar Pradesh Sanjay Singh made a direct request to Kejriwal. “I want to put this proposal before all of you that Arvindji should save our country. He should fight against Narendra Modi from Benaras,” Singh said.

Kumar Vishwas, who is contesting against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi from Amethi, repeated the demand. “I want Arvindji to come to Amethi and help me. I will come to Benaras, but you must come too,” Vishwas said.

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    Komal Tanwar
    Mar 3, 2014 at 8:15 am
    BJP's NaMo and Mulayam both are conservative by nature, they follow religion based politics. There is only one liberal party in the country which is congress. Congress never do religious politics, it is stand on the base of secularism.
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      Komal Tanwar
      Mar 3, 2014 at 8:15 am
      BJP's NaMo fools his supporters with hate propaa and fake speeches mouthing filmy dialogues penned by others. He cannot hold a single discussion or conversation or stand up to a grueling interview without issuing threats and vicious personal attacks. He is a deranged power greedy violent dictator.
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        Komal Tanwar
        Mar 3, 2014 at 8:15 am
        BJP's NaMo the Drama King can only partite in cographed nautankis where his moronic Fan Boys can applaud his prepared speeches filled with misrepresentations.
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          Komal Tanwar
          Mar 3, 2014 at 8:17 am
          Mr. NaMo aap laasho par bhi raajaneeti karane waale log hai. godhara aur usake baad muzaffarnagar ke dango ka siyaasi fayada lene kaa utaawala-pan aap inki speech me dekh sakte hai. inhe apane varishth neta ya fir unkee maut se koi wasta nahi hai.
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            Komal Tanwar
            Mar 3, 2014 at 8:16 am
            NaMo Ji, Please treat Hindus, Muslims, Christians as human beings and respectful citizens of India to collectively improve the nation, and not as slaves or vote bank so as to Divide and Rule.
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              Komal Tanwar
              Mar 3, 2014 at 8:15 am
              NaMo's BJP has never won any election from Bihar. they have never formed a govt in Bihar. they are very weak in Bihar. they have no chance of winning more then 5 seats in bihar even after coalition with RVP.
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                Komal Tanwar
                Mar 3, 2014 at 8:14 am
                No fever of NaMo's BJP is gonna work in kerala at-least for another 20 years. As far as claims of Modi about Gujarat style development. There nothing as such there. Its just exaggerated claims. There is dirtiest of rivers. Malnutrition. Poverty. Everything . the cities are developed. its the same with every state in country.
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                  Niks
                  Mar 3, 2014 at 5:25 am
                  This guy kejriwal is gone mad. Instead of doing work he always lashes out the wrongs in our country. Doing work to improve economic condition of country is of prime importance than lashing out at every single thing which seems wrong to you. Don't we know about the wrong things in our country already? And does that make any sense to just count out those things again and again over the time by kejriwal which to me seems just for political boost now. I say this because I see all of the issues left incomplete by him which he raised prior to Delhi embly elections. And now he says he want 100 seats in Loksabha. God save our country.
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                    RD
                    Mar 4, 2014 at 2:45 am
                    Kejri did all this and got only 20000 attendees? Azam Khan's chaprasi will get more people to attend. Kejri should announce his fight from Ahmedabad - since he is so eager to fight Modi and see if he an campaign against Modi.
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                      Satish Chandra
                      Mar 3, 2014 at 8:52 am
                      CIA-RAW keep deleting the following paragraph, posted as a comment, from Indian and stani media putting stan and Russia in grave danger:-The deaths of Rajiv and Indira did not matter, only the crimes against Satish Chandra matter. Both partited in the CIA’s crimes against me and both were killed by CIA-RAW because of my influence on them. I was the target in killing them; they themselves did not matter. Nehru was a lifelong British agent, Indira and Rajiv worked for the CIA and so do all Indian politicians. To avoid being killed by CIA-RAW, Rajiv’s son now (on Feb 26 ‘14) made an incredibly stupid and treasonous statement “What superpower? I will rather make a woman safe in a bus” to show to CIA-RAW that he is NOT under my influence and will not entertain any thought of making India a superpower and will keep India poor, weak and enslaved. Narendra Modi should be whipped and hanged for giving a bouquet of roses to an American diplomat in exchange for a strip search and cavity search of an Indian diplomat. After my reference to Advani as Home Minister being forced, with the threat of being prosecuted for Babri Masjid demolition, to visit CIA headquarters and make the Home Ministry partite in the CIA’s crimes against me, CIA-RAW threatened Modi with prosecution for the killing of Muslims in 2002 and so today (Feb 27 ‘14) “Modi signals shift in favour of big retail”, that is Walmart, etc., reversing the BJP’s stand -- while acknowledging this will harm him politically -- and urging Indians to embrace foreign ownership and control of India and other BJP politicians have joined in this treasonous deal with CIA-RAW as Jaitley‘s statement today (Feb 27 ‘14) that Modi “ has been able to overcome a sustained campaign against him over the 2002 Gujarat riots“ shows; CIA-RAW dictates -- with the threat of killing in the case of Rajiv’s son and threat of prosecution in the case of Modi -- what Indian politicians do and say, not India’s or the politicians’ own interests. P. Chidambaram should be whipped and hanged for speaking positively about Harvard University where the world’s greatest scientist and greatest Indian of all time was publicly tortured for being an Indian. The Italian woman and son should be whipped and hanged for partiting in crimes against him with the help of the CIA’s 24-hour satellite surveillance of him for the past 37 years. Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee should be whipped and hanged for ociating with CIA-RAW agent Hazare, a follower of M. K. hi who was a lifelong British agent and a homoual who wrote to his white master “How completely you have taken possession of my body; it is slavery with a vengeance”. You do not shake hands with any representative of a country whose potion will be made to eat one another till no one remains alive. Filthy s Manmohan Singh, P. Chidambaram and Raghuram Rajan made India a beggar and slave at the G-20 urging “advanced nations, like the US, to take heed of countries vulnerable to the stimulus withdrawal” and “advanced nations must recognise the impact of their monetary policy decisions on other economies and "be prepared to act if things get out of kilter" “. Why? Because “The reduction in stimulus, known as tapering, may affect capital flows to emerging markets and impact their currencies”. Why do you want to give ownership and control of India to foreign enemies when India has all the investment capital it wants by simply printing the money which is what the U.S. is doing stealing my proposal about money -- see ‘How India’s Economy Can Grow 30% Per Year or More’ : HowIndiasEconomyCanGrowDOTblogspotDOTcom ? These filthy s Manmohan Singh and Raghuram Rajan must also be whipped and hanged along with filthy s Amartya Sen, Subramanian Swamy -- who were both brought to Harvard and one of them given a Nobel prize expressly to provide cover for the crimes against me -- and anyone else in public life you can think of. It is not too late to whip and hang filthy s Vajpayee and George Fernandes both of whom have been faking illness and an inability to speak to avoid answering questions about their partition in the CIA’s crimes against me. Nor is it too late to whip and hang filthy Ram Jethmalani, who was also brought to Harvard to provide cover for crimes against me and rewarded with a half a million dollar per year law practice and filthy L. K Advani who, while Home Minister, was brought, under pain of being prosecuted for the Babri Masjid demolition, to C.I.A. Headquarters to make India’s Home Ministry a partint in the C.I.A.’s crimes against me. Filthy Kejriwal wants to provide a few services at lower rates but my proposal about money shows how to provide all goods and services free of charge to everyone. Filthy M. Karunanidhi should be whipped and hanged; he was having Indian currency printed in China with the help of the Reserve Bank of India chief to provide some freebies to the people of Tamil Nadu as I described in my press releases but kept the crimes against me covered up otherwise everything could be provided free of charge to everyone in India. Filthy Jayalalitha should be whipped and hanged for saying she has a vision for India but keeping quiet about the crimes against me because of which India will remain poor, weak and enslaved despite her vision. I have described RAW’s trafficking of Indian children to Israel to be used as food -- RAWsTraffickingOfIndianChildrenDOTblogspotDOTcom -- and said that “The Jews' fondness for human flesh is far easier sated on Indians than on those around them. Thousands of missing children from India end up in Israeli kitchens and it costs them less than goat meat … When the Congress Party president and her son spent a number of days in Switzerland recently [in 2011] taking care of their black money there, they were told in no uncertain terms by the Jewish bankers that their ability to keep their black money hidden depended on the continuation of the trafficking of Indians for food. Both the Congress Party president and her son had to partake of such food with their bankers to seal the agreement”. I have also described the torture and killing of the children so their skins can be made into shoes and handbags. The above state of affairs cannot be changed except by India’s nuclear forces simultaneously destroying Washington, New York, RAW headquarters, South Block and North Block which they must do without delay, with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be destro, with nuclear warheads already emplaced in them, if there is any retaliation or sign of retaliation. It is important for stan’s media to inform the world about this so no one will think the nuclear explosions in New Delhi were caused by stan and for Russian media to inform the world about this so no one will think the nuclear explosions in Washington and New York were caused by RussiadiasLegitimateRulerSatishChandraDOTblogspotDOTcom3:52am
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