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Kejriwal to resume campaign with mega road show in South Delhi

Hinting at a rise in the stature of Delhi Chief Minister as a top INDIA grouping leader, Senior AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj said he will go all over the country to campaign.

kejriwalNEW DELHI: Resuming his election campaign after coming out of jail, AAP national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold a road show in South Delhi on Saturday with his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann, party functionaries said.

They said bail granted to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by the Supreme Court on Friday will give a massive boost to both the AAP and the INDIA bloc’s campaign as the Lok Sabha polls enter the crucial phases in the coming weeks, Hinting at a rise in the stature of Kejriwal as a top INDIA grouping leader, Senior AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj said he will go all over the country to campaign.

AAP leaders said the party will decide on the campaign schedule of the Delhi chief minister keeping in mind demands of INDIA bloc partners for his canvassing in other states.

Minutes after the apex court’s order, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a post on X said it will be “very helpful” in the context of the Lok Sabha polls.

The major chunk of 17 Lok Sabha constituencies in Punjab and Delhi, out of the total 22 seats contested by the AAP across the country, will go to polls on May 25 and June 1.

The Supreme Court earlier granted Kejriwal interim bail till June 1 to campaign in the Lok Sabha elections.

Kejriwal, arrested in a money laundering case linked to the alleged Delhi excise policy scam, will have to surrender and go back to jail on June 2. June 1 is the last day of the seven-phase elections. The votes will be counted on June 4.

Within hours of the interim bail granted to Kejriwal by the apex court, the AAP was running ‘Jail Ka Jawab Vote Se’ campaign, and its leaders started posting comments and videos on social media platforms using hashtag #ModiCantStopKejriwal.

The Aam Aadmi Party is independently fighting all the 13 seats in Punjab, and four out of seven in Delhi in a seat-sharing pact with its INDIA bloc partner Congress.

The elections are now at a stage where most of the political pundits do not know which way they are going, Bharadwaj said.

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