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Lok Sabha 2019: Arvind Kejriwal not to contest Lok Sabha elections, says AAP

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 January 2019, 9:51 IST

Ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday announced that Delhi Chief Minister and Party chief Arvind Kejriwal will not contest from Varanasi in the coming Lok Sabha elections 2019. The party will field a strong candidate for the seat.

"Kejriwal will not contest the Lok Sabha polls, as he wants to give special focus to his state. The AAP will contest on all the Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Goa. The party will contest on some seats in UP, and final modalities will be worked out by February," AAP spokesperson and Rajya Sabha lawmaker Sanjay Singh told PTI.

"Apart from Varanasi, the party will contest from seats in eastern and western UP, where the organisation is strong," he added.

AAP is working on education, health, farmers, power and providing drinking water, Singh said. "If we foray into national politics, then our issues will be an education for all, free education to economically weaker sections of the society, ending unemployment and implementing the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission," Mr Singh said.

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First published: 14 January 2019, 9:51 IST
 
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