Kejriwal will not contest in Vadodara against Modi: Prashant Bhushan

Prashant Bhushan said that the AAP considered both the BJP and the Congress as standing for the interests of the corporates.

Kottayam | Published: March 22, 2014 10:05 pm

While Arvind Kejriwal could contest against Narendra Modi in Varanasi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would field a different candidate against the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate in Vadodara, senior party leader Prashant Bhushan said on Saturday.

Addressing a press meet here, Bhushan said the same person contesing more than one seat was against the policy of the party since it considered that as “undemocratic.”

He said AAP considered both the BJP and the Congress as standing for the interests of the corporates.

Bhushan said the AAP had fielded candidates in 15 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala and the party would support “honest and incorruptible” persons in the remaining seats.

As the AAP was expanding its presence in all parts of the country, the party was aware that some opportunists were trying to infiltrate it. The party would remain vigilant against that and those trying to join the party to serve their personal interests would not be admitted.

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  1. P
    Mar 23, 2014 at 6:22 am
    Even for Varanasi he says he will have an internal Referendum before the real one!
    1. M
      Mar 23, 2014 at 6:16 pm
      Why is Kejriwal contesting a Lok Sabha seat if he is already a MLA. If indeed he does get elected (which he won't), will it not cause bye-election to his MLA seat? By AAP's own logic that would be a waste of public money. I am not against MLAs contesting for Lok Sabha but the double standards and hypocrisy of AAP.
      1. J
        Mar 22, 2014 at 9:45 pm
        Kejriwal realised he would be defeated by a huge margin.. so gave up before it destro his political career.
        1. P
          Mar 22, 2014 at 4:52 pm
          Why not? Again a U turn??
          1. R
            Rahul Kapoor
            Mar 23, 2014 at 10:29 am
            He is challenging him in Banaras, he is not safe seat seeker. Modi is afraid now thats why he fighting from two safe seats.
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