Lok Sabha elections 2019: Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh on Sunday informed that Delhi CM and AAP Supremo Arvind Kejriwal will not contest the upcoming General Elections from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi. Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said that Arvind 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. He added that the party will contest on some seats in Uttar Pradesh, and final modalities will be worked out by February.
Sanjay Singh said that the party wants to focus on the development of the national capital and issues like education, health, farmers, power and providing drinking water. “If we foray into national politics, then our issues will be the education for all, free education to economically weaker sections of the society, ending unemployment and implementing the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission,” Singh said.
Replying to a question on Delhi CM’s recent statement to not vote for Congress, Sanjay Singh explained that Kejriwal was quoted out of context. “He had said that in a meeting in the national capital that if you want to defeat the BJP, then do not waste your vote by casting it in favour of the Congress. His statement was in the context of Delhi, from where the AAP is contesting on all the seats,” AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said.