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AAP takes out rally, starts poll campaign in Delhi

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) launched its Lok Sabha election campaign by taking out a rally, here on Saturday.

The rally, spearheaded by AAP leader Gopal Rai, passed through 10 Assembly constituencies in West Delhi, including Dwarka, Nawada, Uttam Nagar and Tilak Nagar, and concluded at Rajouri Garden.

Rai addressed people at various locations and sought votes for Balbir Singh Jakhar, AAP candidate from West Delhi seat. Jakhar also addressed the people.

Rai, in his address, spoke about the "dual standards" of the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

"They promised statehood to Delhi, only to forget later," Rai said, adding the seven AAP candidates will rake up the issue during campaign and later take the issue of full statehood to Parliament.

"We will bring full statehood to Delhi. Our MPs will also raise the issues of people in Parliament," he said

Echoing Rai, Jakhar said he would demand full statehood for Delhi in the Lok Sabha. "My focus will be on full statehood and the issues related to the common man," he said.



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First Published: Sat, March 23 2019. 21:16 IST