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Kejriwal's googly: Will not contest Lok Sabha election

January 04, 2014 21:48 IST

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ruled out his contesting Lok Sabha polls, hours after a senior leader said he wants to see him as Prime Minister 

"I am not contesting the Lok Sabha elections. Out of affection for me, Yogendra Yadav has said that," he told reporters when they asked him about Yadav's remark that his dream is to see Kejriwal as Prime Minister.

Kejriwal said the politics of the day is not that who will be the PM.

"Neither Rahul Gandhi nor Narendra Modi nor Arvind Kejriwal is important. The country's politics is fight against inflation and corruption. People are fed up with these two malaises pervading the country."

Earlier in the day, Prashant Bhushan said the decision on PM candidate will be taken after the Lok Sabha election results.

Senior party leader Kumar Vishaws said "it's too early to say who will contest elections. At present, Kejriwal is concentrating on Delhi and along with that looking at the party's strategy for Lok Sabha elections." 

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