Will not contest 2014 Lok Sabha elections: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said he will not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. His announcement comes on the day AAP leaders Prashant Bhushan and Sanjay Singh announced their national plans after a party national convention in the capital.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. AFP

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. AFP

Speaking to reporters, Kejriwal said: "I am not contesting the elections, I thank my dear friend Yogendra for his good wishes (to see me as the PM of the country)."

Earlier in the day, Bhushan had said that the party will make public its PM candidate only after the election commission announces the election schedule, adding that the party will contest from as many seats as possible across the country. The party will, however, announce all its Lok Sabha candidates by the end of February.

The party further said that for them the main issues in the election would be addressing concerns of the people and BJP's Narendra Modi or Congress's Rahul Gandhi would not be 'political issues.'


Updated Date: Jan 04, 2014 21:59 PM

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