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Arvind Kejriwal lands in Mumbai; takes auto to board local train

The party is also targeting the Maharashtra Assembly elections due later this year.

Mumbai | Updated: March 12, 2014 1:59 pm

Landing in the western metropolis for his Maharashtra tour, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday boarded an autorickshaw to travel a five-km distance to the Andheri station.

The AAP chief then boarded the city’s lifeline Mumbai local, to travel to Churchgate station in south Mumbai.

Kejriwal passed through AAP leader Mayank Gandhi’s constituency while on his way to the station. Gandhi is contesting the Lok Sabha polls against Congress MP Gurudas Kamat.

Kejriwal is scheduled to attend a private fund-raising meeting, after which he will start another road show traversing the Mumbai South and Mumbai North East constituencies.

AAP candidates Meera Sanyal, a former banker, and activist Medha Patkar are respectively contesting from the two constituencies.

AAP, contesting its first Lok Sabha elections, is looking at Mumbai as a major target after Delhi, where it formed a government for little less than two months with outside support from the Congress.

The party is also targeting the Maharashtra Assembly elections due later this year.

Kejriwal is also scheduled to attend a fund-raising dinner at a luxury hotel in Nagpur tomorrow, where the price tag is reportedly Rs 10,000 per person.

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  1. X
    Mar 12, 2014 at 12:06 pm
    AAP ONLY OUR HOPE...rest all drama
    1. S
      Mar 12, 2014 at 9:01 am
      Mumbaikars won't be influenced by the initial conduct. They will watch the politicians constantly.Whether Kejriwal will travel by auto or train next time?Travelling by auto or train is itself not a proof for your simplicity.Be simple,honest,humble.Don't indulge in drama.Be genuine.
      1. I
        Itika Singh
        Mar 12, 2014 at 12:21 pm
        Taking a local train in Mumbai is no consideration for aam admi that depends on this crowded transport. These politicians will use any tricks to steal votes!
        1. T
          Tanushree Dey
          Mar 12, 2014 at 12:23 pm
          You need to watch on TV what was happening at Churchgate station to have a feel of what is in store for AAP. They just do not care for ANY ONE AND ANYTHING. Be it a metal detector or any other security arrangment. They can blame later the authorities even if some one sneaks in with anything ! Shocking is too small a word to watch this. And guess what, they are supposed to be the educated youth ! God Bless India