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Anti-corruption champion set to challenge India's Modi

Published on Mar 25, 2014 4:20 PM
 
Indian head of the Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party Arvind Kejriwal (centre) poses for a photograph as he visits the river Ganges in Varanasi on March 25, 2014. The leader of a fledgling Indian anti-corruption party was expected to announce plans on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 to stand against election frontrunner and opposition leader Narendra Modi in the holy city of Varanasi. -- PHOTO: AFP

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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