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If you hold a gun to my head, I will choose Narendra Modi, says Arvind Kejriwal

Discussion in 'National Politics' started by Marqueur, Mar 13, 2014.

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  1. Marqueur

    Marqueur Peaceful Silence ELITE MEMBER

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    MUMBAI: If given the choice between Narendra Modi and Mayawati for Prime Minister, whom would Arvind Kejriwal favour?

    "If you hold a gun to my head, I will choose Modi," the Aam Aadmi Party chief was quoted as saying soon after meeting a group of fund managers and stock brokers in Mumbai on Wednesday. The man who asked the question to the former Delhi chief minister was Anil Singhvi, investment banker and former managing director of Ambuja Cements.

    In the course of Kejriwal's maiden interaction with financial market representatives, he repeatedly said the 2014 general elections would result in a fractured mandate. That, Singhvi said, prompted him to ask Kejriwal to pick between BJP's prime ministerial candidate, Modi, and BSP leader Mayawati.

    "At first, Kejriwal told me he would choose none," Singhvi told ET. "But when I persisted and said that the country would need a PM, he said if forced to choose, he would go for Modi." He didn't give any further reasons for favouring Modi.

    Singhvi said he was impressed by Kejriwal who came across as an upright and honest person even though he was evasive on many questions.

    The meeting, attended by close to 50 fund managers and brokers, was held at Bajaj Bhavan in Nairman Point. Stockbroker Ramdeo Agrawal, who took the initiative in inviting the fund managers, said he would not write off the AAP and its chief even if the party does not make any major impact in the 2014 elections. "Kejriwal's attitude is honest and his commitment to eradicate corruption from the system seems genuine and non-negotiable," he said.

    According to Singhvi, while the AAP may lack a proper strategy to tackle the nation's economic problems, the party could certainly evolve and mature with time.

    Among others present at the meeting were Madhusudan Kela, Ajay Srinivasan, Milind Barwe and Prashant Jain.

    According to those in the audience, what they liked the most was the AAP chief's assertion that the government has no business to be in business and that the ruling party's job should be more as an administrator with high accountability.

    Kejriwal also reached out to them for raising funds that could be used by the AAP for election campaign. Responding to questions on foreign direct investment in retail, Kejriwal was quoted as saying: "I have asked people to come up with five good reasons to back FDI in retail...Till now I have not received any."

    The AAP, Kejriwal was cited by the participants as saying, was working hard to finalise more candidates for Mumbai but finding it tough to get the right people.


    be careful what you wish for kejru ... it might come true ... and that someone will even pull the trigger
  2. batool100

    batool100 IDF NewBie

    Jan 6, 2014
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    He is become emotional and He should to control on him self.
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