"Though the party has fielded some 450 candidates, it's prime focus is on Amethi and Varanasi. In Amethi, a pocket borough of Nehru Gandhi dynasty, the Aam Aadmi Party - has pitted Kumar Vishwas against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. Kejriwal has himself campaigned for Vishwash."
By Gaurav Sharma

Varanasi, April 23 - AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's resignation as the chief minister of Delhi has dented the prospects of the party in the Lok Sabha poll, senior party leader and close aide Manish Sisodia said.

However, Sisodia said the move is bound to prove propitious for the over year-old party in long term.

Arvind's resignation has indeed dented the party. We might not win as many seats as we could have won earlier. But he was not wrong, Sisodia told IANS in the midst of campaigning for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat where Kejriwal has taken on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Kejriwal has already admitted that his resignation, without consulting people, was a mistake.

Kejriwal and his cabinet quit the government in Delhi after 49 days over the defeat of anti-graft bill by the Congress and the BJP in the assembly.

However, Sisodia adds hastily that Kejriwal's dramatic resignation would be propitious in the long run as we are out to do clean politics.If Arvind wins in Varanasi, it will be equal to winning 100 seats, Sisodia said, while admitting it would be an uphill task.

Party sources said they were hoping to win seats in Delhi and Punjab. Polls have already been conducted for Delhi's seven seats.

It is not going to be easy against Modi but opinion of people changes in a trice, said another AAP leader who did not wish to be identified.

The campaigning will reach its fever pitch after April 30. And we have already covered some 50,000 houses as part of our door-to-door campaign, he added.

According to party sources, it has done an assessment of 100 seats in Lok Sabha. Out of 100, 41 seats were in the 'A category' where the party seems to be in with a reasonable chance.

Though the party has fielded some 450 candidates, it's prime focus is on Amethi and Varanasi. In Amethi, a pocket borough of Nehru Gandhi dynasty, the Aam Aadmi Party - has pitted Kumar Vishwas against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. Kejriwal has himself campaigned for Vishwash.

-


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 PUNJAB (84378 views)
 RAHUL (12561 views)
 AMETHI (5971 views)
 KUMAR (5491 views)
 RAHUL GANDHI (5621 views)
 FEVER (4611 views)
 VICE PRESIDENT (4231 views)
 RESIGNATION (3961 views)
 CABI (3549 views)
 450 (2011 views)
 ARVIND KEJRIWAL (871 views)
 KEJRIWAL (861 views)
 MANISH SISODIA (541 views)
 SISODIA (311 views)
 VISHWA (271 views)
 AAM AADMI PARTY (171 views)
 LOK SABHA SEAT (201 views)
 KUMAR VISHWAS (101 views)
 AAP LEADER ARVIND KEJRIWAL (41 views)
 VARANASI LOK SABHA SEAT (16 views)
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002369105
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for India


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.