Anti-corruption champion set to challenge India's Modi
Published on Mar 25, 2014 4:20 PM
VARANASI, India (AFP) - The leader of a fledgling Indian anti-corruption party was expected to announce plans on Tuesday to stand against election frontrunner and opposition leader Narendra Modi in the holy city of Varanasi.
Arvind Kejriwal, head of the Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party, arrived in Varanasi on an overnight train from New Delhi and has called a rally for later in the day, according to a party spokesman.
"He has said very clearly that he will make an announcement about his candidature today," the party's national spokesman Deepak Bajpai said.
"He has said that he will ask the crowd at his rally in Varanasi, and if they feel that he should, he will."
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