Kejri confident of record win
Arvind Kejriwal Confident of Record Win At Varanasi. A day after Narendra Modi drove through this temple town, his opponent AAP\'s Arvind Kejriwal on Friday began his roadshow from rural parts of the constituency and took a jibe at the BJP\'s Prime Ministerial candidate\'s \"helicopter\" visit.
AAP chief takes a dig at Modi's helicopter visit
Varanasi: A day after Narendra Modi drove through this temple town, his opponent AAP's Arvind Kejriwal on Friday began his roadshow from rural parts of the constituency and took a jibe at the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate's "helicopter" visit.
Kejriwal also said that he was confident about his victory with a "huge majority" and accused BJP of trying every tactic including communal and caste politics, as well as "violence and bribing of media". The AAP leader, who is pitted against Modi from Varanasi parliamentary constituency, said "people in Varanasi say how will a person who comes in a helicopter for only two hours to campaign, serve us".
"AAP is winning with a huge majority in Varanasi. Narendra Modi will suffer defeat as people of Varanasi know about the reality," said Kejriwal, whose city roadshow would begin on Friday from Banaras Hindu University gate, the same place from where Modi last evening began his drive-through.
The campaigning has suddenly heated up in Varanasi despite scorching heat with temperatures soaring past 45 degrees. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will also hold a roadshow on Saturday to seek vote for the party candidate Ajay Rai.
Kejriwal, who was also expected to address a public meeting, has been campaigning in Varanasi extensively for about one month, especially in rural and minority-dominated areas.
AAP leader Raghu Ram beaten up; Gul denies
New Delhi: Popular TV anchor and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Raghu Ram was on Friday allegedly attacked by two unidentified men inside the Benaras Hindu University campus (BHU). "Oh well. I just got attacked by 2 guys with lathis inside BHU! They were outsiders. The BHU boys chased them away. #BJPKeGunde (sic)," the Roadies show host tweeted. Meanwhile, actor-politician Gul Panag said that reports of her being attacked in Varanasi, where she is campaigning for Arvind Kejriwal, were "incorrect". "Just read about me being 'attacked'. Incorrrect. Safe & sound (sic)," Ms Panag, AAP's Chandigarh candidate, tweeted this evening, hours after reports that she and other activists were attacked at the city's historic Banaras Hindu University (BHU).