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AAP’s Mission Uttar Pradesh: Arvind Kejriwal launches three-day yatra

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New Delhi – Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal today launched his three-day yatra in the politically significant Uttar Pradesh with a focus on Lok Sabha election, due by May.

Mr Kejriwal kick-started a roadshow from AAP office in Kaushambi in Ghaziabad today as part of his 500 km yatra; the AAP chief will cover 15 Lok Sabha seats in the campaign that will reach Kanpur on Sunday.

“Nothing will change if BJP comes to power, country will continue to bleed because of corruption. Our enemies are price rise, corruption and communalism and other parties aren’t doing anything about these issues,” he said.

The yatra will reach Shahabad in Hardoi via Hapur, Amroha, Moradabad, Rampur and Bareilly on the first day.

On Sunday, the roadshow will start from Hardoi and proceed to Unnao and reach Kanpur where Mr Kejriwal will address a rally. In Kanpur, he will also meet leaders from business community and social organisations.

On March 3, the road rally will head to Delhi covering Auraiya, Etawah, Firozabad, Agra, Mathura and Palwal.

“Arvind Kejriwal will be in Uttar Pradesh for Lok Sabha poll campaign from March 1-3 and undertake the Jhadu Chalo Yatra,” said party leader and Political Affairs Committee (PAC) member Sanjay Singh.

AAP has over 3.5 lakh of volunteers and members in Uttar Pradesh and has high hopes pinned on the state, especially the area around the National Capital Region.

Launching his party’s campaign last week for the Lok Sabha polls, Mr Kejriwal targeted BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over the controversial gas pricing issue at a rally in Haryana’s Rohtak. Slamming Mr Modi yet again for his silence over his links to Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani, the AAP chief accused the Gujarat Chief Minister of favouring the billionaire businessman. (Read more)

In his 45-minute speech at the rally in Rohtak, his first after quitting as Delhi Chief Minister, the 45-year-old taxman-turned-activist-turned-politician also launched a blistering attack on Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, calling him a “property dealer”, referring to the multiple land scams in the state, most notable those revolving around businessman and Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra.

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