Arvind Kejriwal's AAP hints it may challenge Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha polls, pull a Sheila Dikshit on Congress

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Dec 12 2013, 01:40am hrs
After making an impressive debut in capital, AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) today said it will contest Lok Sabha elections with hints thrown that one of its leaders Kumar Vishwas contesting against Rahul Gandhi a showpiece challenge has worked well for AAP when Arvind Kejriwal defeated Delhi CM for 15 years Sheila Dikshit in Assembly pools last week.

AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal also appealed to "honest" people from all spheres and political parties, including Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to join the party in the fight against corruption.

Addressing a public meeting here today to mark the party's victory in assembly election in Delhi in which it got 28 seats becoming the second largest party, Arvind Kejriwal, however, did not say in how many states and seats AAP would contest Lok Sabha elections.

Arvind Kejriwal said they would need more funds to contest Lok Sabha elections and urged people to donate generously.

"This fight (assembly election) could not be fought without your donations. We will now contest Lok Sabha polls and request you to donate generously," said Arvind Kejriwal.

Manish Sisodia, who won from Patparganj assembly seat in Delhi, said party member Kumar Vishwas can contest Lok Sabha elections against Rahul Gandhi.