Arvind Kejriwal faces poster war as he arrives in Varanasi

April 15, 2014 | By | Reply More

Apr 15, – Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal arrived in the holy city for a month-long campaign on tuesday and was greeted with posters that accused him of being a ‘deserter’, an apparent reference to his resignation as Delhi chief minister within 49 days of taking charge.

hromedia Arvind Kejriwal faces poster war as he arrives in Varanasi intl. news4Kejriwal, who will fight the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, reached the city on tuesday morning by train and was welcomed by supporters who had gathered at the Cantonment railway station here in large numbers.

While AAP supporters welcomed Kejriwal with flowers, there were also posters in and outside the railway station that labelled the former Delhi chief minister ‘bhagoda’ (deserter).

AAP supporters removed many such posters, but tight police security ensured that there was no untoward action.

There have been many instances of Kejriwal being assaulted during his poll campaign in Delhi, while during his last Varanasi visit black ink was thrown at him and other AAP leaders.

Many train commuters, however, were heard complaining to the police and railway officials about the inconveniences caused due to the huge crowd and police presence at the railway station, which is generally very crowded in any case in the morning hours here.

Kejriwal, accompanied by members of  his family, is expected to spend almost a month in Varanasi, where nomination filing begins on April 17 and polling take places on May 12.

He is also expected to visit Amethi from where his party colleague Kumar Vishwas is pitted against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.

According to AAP leaders, Kejriwal is likely to file his nomination from here on April 23, while he may go to Amethi for campaigning between April 20-22.

Press journalist for HRO media – M yousaf contributed to this report.

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