Modi spent Rs 5,000 cr, Rahul Rs 10,000 cr in poll campaign: Kejriwal
AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday entered the fray from high-profile Varanasi Lok Sabha seat and accused Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi of spending huge sums of money during the ongoing election, which, he said, is a fight for all those who dream of a corruption-free India. The anti-graft crusader also took potshots at the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate and the Congress vice-president for travelling in choppers and asked people to be beware of their ‘helicopter democracy’. He submitted his documents to the Returning Officer after a two-and-a-half-hour roadshow which was attended by the top brass of the AAP, hundreds of party volunteers and a large number of people. Kejriwal, who led his fledgling party to a spectacular performance in the Delhi assembly polls last year, filed four sets of nomination papers.
Before entering the fray from the holy city, the AAP leader held a roadshow describing the polls as a fight to ‘save democracy’ and appealed to the people to bring a change in the political system.’This is not my fight. This fight is for those who want to eradicate corruption. This is a fight for all those who dream of a corruption-free India,’ he said.