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Don't have blind faith on Modi: Kejriwal tells Varanasi voters

Varanasi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who is fighting Lok Sabha polls against Narendra Modi from here,yesterday cautioned people against having 'blind faith' on the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate on the basis of his portrayal in

PTI [ Updated: April 20, 2014 6:42 IST ]
don t have blind faith on modi kejriwal tells varanasi
don t have blind faith on modi kejriwal tells varanasi voters

Varanasi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who is fighting Lok Sabha polls against Narendra Modi from here,yesterday cautioned people against having 'blind faith' on the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate on the basis of his portrayal in the media.


Addressing a meet in Tripolia area of Ramnagar here, a BJP stronghold, Kejriwal said, 'I went to a village here and on seeing me, some youths started shouting Modi Modi. I asked them why Modi should become the PM of this country and they could not give any answer.

'I had a conversation with them. I showed them the papers of increasing gas prices and told them about Babu Lal Bukharia being in his (Modi's) Cabinet. They all agreed with me, and joined our party yesterday,' said Kejriwal.

The former Delhi Chief Minister appealed to the people to not have "blind faith" on Modi, saying what the media had been showing about the Gujarat Chief Minister was different from the reality.

'What this media is showing is like offering opium. Don't loose your sense. If you chant Modi-Modi like a blind follower, you will regret it later,' he said.

Taking a dig at opposition parties for calling him a 'bhagoda' (deserter) for quitting the post of Delhi Chief Minister in just 49 days, Kejriwal said, 'Thank god BJP was not there when God Ram went in exile for 14 years. Otherwise, they would have pasted posters all across Ayodhya, showing Ram as a 'bhagoda'.'

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