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Kejriwal to address rally in Maharashtra tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

and Aam Aadmi Party convenor Kejriwal will address a rally at the birthplace of Jijabai, mother of warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji, in tomorrow. Kejriwal will address the rally at Sindkhed Raja in district, and pay tributes on her birth anniversary, party sources said. Every year, lakhs of people, mostly from the politically dominant community, gather at the place to pay their respects to (King's mother) Police had initially denied permission for the rally citing and order issues, but the rally, slated tomorrow morning, will be held as planned after leaders took up this issue with and senior police officials, the sources said. Afer the permission was granted, Kejriwal had tweeted in Marathi, saying "On the occasion of Jijau Jayanti on January 12, I am coming to Sindkhed Raja to have a dialogue with the people of " Marathas, who comprise of approximately 32 per cent of the state's population, had taken to the streets last year, demanding reservations in education and job sectors. The choice of the venue also underlines the agenda of the party, particularly in the backdrop of the recent turmoil in Maharashtra, where Marathas were pitted against Dalits after the Bhima-Koregaon violence. Kejriwal is expected to induct (retd.) Sudhir Sawant, a former from Konkan region, into the AAP, at the rally tomorrow, Preeti Sharma Menon said. Sawant is a However, the said her party does not believe in wooing the community or any other community. "We do not believe in the politics of caste," she added. "We chose this venue because we believe in the values of which she imbibed in Maharaj," she said.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 13:15 IST
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