Arvind Kejriwal reaches Varanasi, on way tweets: ‘BJP planning something’

BJP warns AAP: Varanasi not a city with patience for improper language.

Allahabad | Updated: March 25, 2014 9:14 am

A tweet by Aam Aadmi Party’s national convener Arvind Kejriwal that there was a possibility of violence at the hands of BJP when he arrives in Varanasi on March 25 has upped the political tension in Varanasi. While AAP claimed that their workers were being constantly targeted and threatened by BJP supporters, BJP dismissed it as stunt to garner attention.

“BJP planning smthng (sic)?,” reads the Kejriwal’s tweet. The tweet was in response to allegations that the AAP leader may “create a drama” by indulging in violence during the Varanasi rally.

AAP spokesperson Ramanand Rai, meanwhile, alleged that the latest example of high-handedness on the part of the BJP was causing chaos during a nukkad natak at Assi Ghat in Varanasi on Sunday evening. “They (BJP supporters) created problems and disturbed the programme. Our leader Alka Lamba had to escape to a place of safety. We have complained to the authorities in this regard,” said Rai. However, no FIR has been registered.

Rai insisted that BJP workers have been aggressive for the past several days and do not hesitate in engaging in verbal slurs and physical confrontations at the slightest pretext. It was alleged that an elder AAP worker was roughed up at Shaheed Udyan in Sigra area Sunday, but BJP claimed that it was their office-bearer, who was hit by ‘AAP topi (cap) wearing men’.

BJP spokesperson Ashok Pandey said, “Remember what happened when Kejriwal tweeted in Gujarat and violence occurred in Delhi. Investigations proved that it was AAP which resorted to violence. We are just not interested in giving them any attention. Who knows if Kejriwal tweets again tomorrow and something happens in Delhi?”

Recalling the nukkad natak incident, Pandey said, “It was a group of BHU students, who were present at the ghat, with whom these people picked up an argument. BJP has got nothing to do with it.”

BJP district president Azad Singh Gautam said, Varanasi is not a city that had patience for improper language. “He must say what he has to say in a proper manner. Otherwise, the people of this city can give him a lesson or two. People will not tolerate easily what he has been saying in rallies so far,” he said.

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First Published on: March 25, 2014 3:11 am
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    ab
    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:06 pm
    and that too as a bad comentator...no offence jadhav....or take all
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      ab
      Mar 25, 2014 at 7:05 pm
      tum bhi nahin ho.
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        sona
        Mar 25, 2014 at 8:26 pm
        poor Indians in USA... we dont need your advice, guys, go vote in America!You Indians in USA dont know Kejriwal will not fight against Rahul or Sonia.. nor target congress on any of the thousands of riots/corruption cases. He will only try to downplay all that saying "congress & BJP" are corrupt.. He will not analyze any congress weakness in particular, but will extensively target gujarat/BJP/Modi.You Indians in America, at the max, read news online. How will you know he is a congress puppet? You ran out of the country afraid to live here, and you are trying to give advice by reading internet news? No thanks!
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          Paramjeet
          Mar 25, 2014 at 4:54 am
          lease do not delete my post as whatever is written is truth but truth only. Let people know the reality as well.
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            Sameer Sameer
            Mar 25, 2014 at 10:27 pm
            Kejriwal sir, please tell us about ur plans of media attention, then tell others
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              Ramesh
              Mar 25, 2014 at 4:11 am
              AAP is the only hope this country has.
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                Ramesh
                Mar 25, 2014 at 4:11 am
                Renounce the corrupt, hail the honest.
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                  john
                  Mar 25, 2014 at 5:49 am
                  who else can, but a group of qualified engineers who have taken the task upon themselves, of cleaning up the rot and painting up the country straight...
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                    Sudhi
                    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:28 am
                    Yes let us renounce Kejriwal.. and Hail Modiji.
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                      Goodlord12
                      Mar 25, 2014 at 8:03 am
                      Arvind Kejriwal's arrival in Kashi/Varanasi will change the chant of "Har, Har Modi" into "Haar, Haar Modi"...that is the blessing of Lord Vishwanath !
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                        GODD OFDEVILS
                        Mar 25, 2014 at 8:53 am
                        Run for Sonia Run...Run...Runnn....Democracy is Fun for AK 45....Fun...Fun....Fun.....
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                          Raj Joshi
                          Mar 25, 2014 at 2:48 pm
                          We are from USA..Go Kejriwal, make a change. We need leader like you to make a change. We want India to be known in Global
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                            Raveendra Reddy
                            Mar 25, 2014 at 4:28 am
                            Kejrival, the champion of doing something, this tweet is also for the same this.. nonsense and creating ruckus
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                              Jadhav
                              Mar 25, 2014 at 4:06 am
                              AK is born as a actor
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                                rama Rama
                                Mar 25, 2014 at 2:37 pm
                                And you are born as a commentator
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                                  rocks
                                  Mar 25, 2014 at 12:04 pm
                                  he is champion of doing nothing . The most he can do is to spread anarchism
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                                    jitendra kumar
                                    Mar 25, 2014 at 5:01 am
                                    congress party or AAP party ko vote mat karna ya dono ek he hai........
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                                      jitendra kumar
                                      Mar 25, 2014 at 5:06 am
                                      i hate congress & AAP party........
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                                        sameer
                                        Mar 25, 2014 at 9:42 am
                                        Arvind Kejriwal is the only man there fighting to remove corruption and scams. Most of the political parties have not even done more than NGOs have done selflessly for the country. Media is covering one-sided news. They have stooped to such a low level that we couldnt even imagine. Instead of supporting a man who is fighting against corruption, they are trying to neutralise his efforts by getting paid handsomely by the criminal politicians. We do not want our country to be ruled by corrupt and criminal politicians.
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                                          sameer
                                          Mar 25, 2014 at 9:51 am
                                          Arvind kejriwal is a very very clean and honest man and has won the hearts of millions of Indians all over the world. It is important for us to root out corruption asap from India.We have great Hope on AAP.....at least can dream about corruption free India under great leadership of Mr. Kejriwal.He should winn in Varanasi easily because of his honesty.We do not want corrupt criminals to rule our country.
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                                            sameer
                                            Mar 25, 2014 at 9:53 am
                                            Kejriwal aage bado, Desh tumhare sath hai.
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