AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who is fighting against Narendra Modi in Varanasi in Lok Sabha polls, on Thursday faced a fresh round of attacks through posters, which wished for his "speedy recovery" along with prayers to give him a "sound mind".
Kejriwal was greeted by thousands of supporters at the railway station as he arrived in Varanasi to file his nomination papers. (HT photo/Rajesh Kumar)
The poster attack came in the midst of growing political activities ahead of Lok Sabha polls on May 12 and on the first day of nomination, which also saw leading parties like BJP, SP and Congress taking potshots at each other.
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While SP accused BJP and Congress of working with an unofficial partnership, the BJP targetted Union minister Anand Sharma who was in city along with Raj Babbar for nomination of Congress candidate Ajay Rai.
This is the second poster attack on Kejriwal ever since he arrived here on April 15, when posters were put out across the city including on railway station terming him as 'bhagoda' or desterter.
While earlier posters contained the name of 'Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena', the new posters were released by a hitherto- unknown entity called 'Modi Firebrand National Front'.
The BJP leaders denied having anything to do with both these organisations and on the contrary accused Kejriwal of indulging in cheap publicity stunts.
The Firebrand front also issued a press release to local media, wherein it claimed to have organised a 'prayer meeting' for "sound mental health of Kejriwal".
The front said that Kejriwal has been indulging in strange activities and illogical talks and therefore they organised this prayer meet and issued the posters to request people of Varanasi to pray for Kejriwal.