Arvind Kejriwal targets BJP, Congress in UP ‘Jhadu Chalao Yatra’
New Delhi – With eyes all set on the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday launched a Jhadu Chalao Yatra to cover 15 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.
While targeting BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi during his road show, Kejriwal said that his party is against corruption, communalism and price rise. He further said that no party is taking action against these issues.
The Yatra began from Kaushambi and will proceed to Ghaziabad, Pilkhuwa, Hapur, Amroha, Moradabad, Rampur, Bareilly, Shahjahanpur and Hardoi.
On the second day the Yatra will proceed to Unnao and reach Kanpur where former Delhi chief minister Kejriwal will address a rally. In Kanpur, he will also meet leaders from the business community and social organisations. On March 3, the poll campaign will cover Auraiya, Etawah, Firozabad, Agra, Mathura and Palwal.
AAP leaders Manish Sisodia, Sanjay Singh, and Gopal Rai are accompanying him along with several party workers and volunteers.
The state of Uttar Pradesh has a total of 80 Lok Sabha constituencies allotted to it. Being the largest Indian state in terms of number of seats, it holds a deciding position in the context of the vital general polls.
In 2009, Samajwadi Party won the maximum seats from UP followed by the Congress, the BSP and the BJP.
While AAP’s senior leader Kumar Vishwas will contest against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, rumours are doing that rounds that the party will field Shazia Ilmi to contest against Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Rae Bareli.