Guj villagers wave black flags at Kejriwal over Medha Patkar's nomination

Patan: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who is on a Gujarat tour to "assess" development claims of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, today faced protests over nomination of Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar for Lok Sabha elections.

When Kejriwal and his team, comprising AAP workers from the state unit, reached at a turning outside Shankheshwar village near Patan in the afternoon, 10 to 12 villagers standing by the roadside waved black flags at Kejriwal and shouted slogans, labelling him "anti-Gujarat".

 Guj villagers wave black flags at Kejriwal over Medha Patkars nomination

Arvind Kejriwal. AFP

Kejriwal, who today embarked on his four-day visit of the state to "verify" Modi's development model, was heading towards Sami village in the district.

"Medha Patkar is against the Narmada project...Narmada is our mother and also the lifeline of Gujarat," said one of the protesters.

The agitators are apparently livid over candidature of Patkar by AAP for the Lok Sabha elections. Patkar is the AAP nominee for Mumbai North East constituency.

When asked, a villager, who participated in the protest, said he was supporter of BJP ideology but not associated with any party.


Updated Date: Mar 05, 2014 16:49:56 IST