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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  1. A
    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:06 pm
    and that too as a bad offence jadhav....or take all
  2. A
    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:05 pm
    tum bhi nahin ho.
  3. S
    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!
  4. P
    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.
  5. S
    Sameer Sameer
    Mar 25, 2014 at 10:27 pm
    Kejriwal sir, please tell us about ur plans of media attention, then tell others
  6. R
    Mar 25, 2014 at 4:11 am
    AAP is the only hope this country has.
  7. R
    Mar 25, 2014 at 4:11 am
    Renounce the corrupt, hail the honest.
  8. J
    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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