Arvind Kejriwal stopped on way to meet Narendra Modi

Kejriwal is on a four-day visit to Gujarat to 'verify' the development claims on the home turf of Modi.

Ahmedabad | Updated: March 7, 2014 1:14 pm

Huge drama ensued as Arvind Kejriwal was stopped just outside Gandhinagar by the police which had posted huge reinforcements including riot control vehicles at sarghasan chokdi after news spread that he was heading to meet Narendra Modi, Friday.

Arvind Kejriwal told the Indian Express from his Innova parked on the Gandhinagar highway, “they have stopped us here and Manish has gone to get the appointment. Till then we are here.”

Only Manish Sisodia who was was permitted to visit Modi’s office came back disappointed as they were denied permission to meet. ” We have not been given appointment to meet. We would try get an appointment in the next 3-4 days”, Sisodia said.

Later, Gandhinagar SP Sharad Singhal said, “Kejriwal’s car was not stopped, but they stopped here. I took Sisodia along with me to the Chief Minister’s office, where he gave a written request. The response from the Chief Minister’s office was that they will give a reply to them in two or three days.”

Meanwhile, a group of around 150-175 suspected BJP members waved black flags and shouted anti-Kejriwal slogans at the spot where the former Delhi Chief Minister was waiting.

Kejriwal later drove to the airport to go to Jaipur.

Blaming Modi for speaking white lies on the issue of development, the former Delhi Chief Minister said that he was keen on meeting the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate to discuss the 16 questions raised on Gujarat development.

Kejriwal, who is on a four-day visit to Gujarat to ‘verify’ the development claims on the home turf of Modi, also raked up the gas pricing issue.

“Modi should make his point clear on the issue of gas pricing,” he said, adding, “Gujarat government has demanded that gas pricing should be USD 16. Earlier, UPA government had given a go ahead to raise the price of gas from USD 4 to USD 8”.

He also raised questions on the issue of corrupt ministers in the Modi government and alleged that the chief minister has a bond with Mukesh Ambani.

(With PTI inputs)

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    Shalini Atreya
    Mar 7, 2014 at 2:44 pm
    AK runs round and round - well, thats what happens when you keep taking U-turns. That's the por voice as well.:pollopine/poll/How-...Modi does not run away. He is talking to those who matter. It's not like he needs to get a certificate from AK or Sibal. He needs to get a certificate from the people and the election results are the real certificate. He is focused on talking to the voters directly.Look at how por he is in the online polling as well:pollopine/poll/Onli...
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      Anil
      Mar 7, 2014 at 1:11 pm
      But he does not run away from the challenge of governance and that is why he's been re-elected 3 times. What exactly can you expect from Arvind Kejriwal except a daily circus to somehow stay in the news? There are some people who still live in denial of the strong undercurrent of support for Modi in the country...there must be some reason for it? Arvind Kejriwal, as spin doctor par excellence, frightened of the difficult job of governing, abandoned his consuents in Delhi in 49 days. Rahul hi is still trying to break free from adolescence. Modi is not perfect but still the best bet.
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        anuj
        Mar 7, 2014 at 9:34 am
        Modi is totally exposed....he is just another power hungry politician who would'nt give a about common people...
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          ek-vichar
          Mar 7, 2014 at 4:11 pm
          Divide and Rule! That's what he is doing on behalf of Congress.
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            ek-vichar
            Mar 7, 2014 at 3:50 pm
            Kejriwal is nothing but just a pawn of Congress and its allies.The w anti-corruption movement was against Congress due to their ill governance and rampant corruption over the last several decadesstead of fighting Congress Kejriwal had formed Govt. in Delhi with Congress support. And now he is fighting Modi instead of Congress. What a joke!They are out there to break common middle cl which was anti-Congress. Why can't Kejriwal supporters see that? He is a big drama king and making false promises and claims all the timetellectual educated middle cl has already left Kejriwal after he deceived Anna and his team.
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              Aarkay
              Mar 7, 2014 at 3:58 pm
              He's a nut. He'll be shown his rightful place he deserves in this election. He can only accuse and talk. When it comes to responsibilities and delivering, he'll take the escape route accusing others for shunning his responsibilities. His sole aim and purpose is to to split the congress's opposition votes so that, congress gains. Only fools will waste time paying attention to this mad man. It's wise to ignore this publicity monger and do something better and meaningful....NaMo did the wise thing by ignoring this mentally unstable person
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                RAMESH
                Mar 9, 2014 at 2:13 pm
                1000 people were butchered, raped and burnt alive under his nose in 2002. what frikkin governance are you talking about ? he is an incompetent fool, or worst a fascist.
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                  Romesh Sharma
                  Mar 7, 2014 at 10:09 am
                  You are utterly wrong to say Modi wouldn't give a about common people.How can one forget he himself has risen right from bottom of socalled common people.He is proud to one from that section and he makes them proud as well with his success.Let us not see the things in narrow aspects.For ever person who is active politician Power is very important factor.He/she must have that instinct in mind but how he/she will use that power can only time tell.There is nothing that can expose Modi because he is till today flawless and patriot.Kejriwal is an agitator a provocateur who fails to observe the decency of healthy and lawful politics.Had he taken due appointment,I am certain nobody would have stopped him.Kejriwal is exaggeratedly overrating his stature.He isn't that worth what a small/lower section of society is thinking of.
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                    Aashi Saxena
                    Mar 7, 2014 at 12:18 pm
                    Well, the modi always runs away from challenges. In one instance when he wanted a National debate on Article 370, Farooq Abdullah challenged him for a one-to-one debate and the modi never responded. Again Kapil Sibal challenged him on a one-to-one debate on any topic of Modi's interest, here too and modi ran away. Here is a Chief Minister who rarely gives interviews to Media or even attends Press conferences. Now-a-days after becoming the Prime Ministerial nominee, he is rarely seen even in embly sessions because of which it became irregular.. ..
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