Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal sent the political mercury soaring on Sunday, declaring he would talk about whether he would contest against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who has been fielded from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat.
“Many people asking me - "will i contest against Modi ji?" I will talk on this issue in today's rally at Bangalore (sic),” he posted on Twitter at 12.15 pm.
Kejriwal’s statement comes a day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) declared Modi as its Varanasi candidate.
This confirmed the buzz that had been going around for some time now and the AAP too had lined up its trump card accordingly.
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On March 2, the AAP had smartly let it be known that Kejriwal would take on Modi from Varanasi.
Win or lose, a Modi versus Kejriwal contest will invariably become a big story till the Lok Sabha polls end. This will play out perfectly for the AAP, which is making its national debut after a stunning performance in the Delhi assembly polls.
Kejriwal heads into the rally following Saturday’s fund-raising dinner in the city that brought the AAP Rs. 50 lakh.
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