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Those who play cricket should not enter politics: Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: AAP national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday took a jibe at BJP's East Delhi candidate cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir by saying that if people make him win then also he would be not reachable because he is a cricketer, therefore, he would be mostly busy in travelling outside India.

"If you make him win thereafter when you face any issues and try to reach out, you will see that he is in England or South Africa for cricket matches," said the Chief Minister. He also said that those who play cricket should keep playing cricket, they should not come into politics.

He held a massive roadshow in support of AAP's East Delhi candidate Atishi and urged Delhiites to vote for her because of her work in the education sector. Addressing a gathering during the roadshow, the Delhi chief minister said, "Atishi has worked relentlessly to develop the education sector of Delhi and you should vote for her," he said.

The Chief Minister also slammed the sitting MP of the seat who did not get a ticket. "Last time BJP gave a ticket to Mahesh Girri and you all voted for him but after that has he done anything for you people?" asked CM Kejriwal. He also urged the gathering not to vote for people who would never work for the constituency. He also said that his government has worked for the welfare of the people and asked them to vote for full statehood of the national capital, the party's plank for the Lok Sabha elections.

He waved and smiled at the crowd as his open vehicles surrounded by hundreds of supporters passed through the narrow lanes of East Delhi neighbourhoods. Delhi Chief Minister took an e-rickshaw at Patparganj to hold the roadshow in the narrower lanes of the area.

CM Kejriwal would be holding roadshows for all the seven candidates in Delhi.

On Friday, he would take out a roadshow in North East Delhi parliamentary constituency for Dilip Pandey. On Saturday, the AAP chief would do the road show in South Delhi Lok Sabha seats. On Sunday, he would take out a roadshow in West Delhi, on May 6 in North-West Delhi and on May 8 in New Delhi Lok Sabha seat.

Delhi will be voting in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on May 12.

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