AAP fields tea-vendor against Paresh Rawal from Ahmedabad East

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Paresh Rawal
Ahmedabad, April 7: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday fielded a tea vendor against BJP's candidate and Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal of BJP from Ahmedabad East Lok Sabha constituency.

The tea-vendor tag has already been linked with BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Admi Party (AAP) today also declared three other candidates for parliamentary polls in Gujarat.

"Dinesh Waghela, who hails from Dhrangadhra town of Surendranagar district, had left his home at the age of eleven to attain the life of a sage but returned to the materialistic world on the advice of a priest," AAP spokesperson said.

"Following the advice, he continued his study further by working with a road-side tea-hawker where he used to work after completing his school hours," he said.

"By earning money like this, Waghela has completed his graduation with philosophy from Vallabh Vidyanagr University near Nadiad town of Kheda district," the AAP spokesperson added.

Waghela, who is in charge of AAP in Gujarat and Goa, has been associated with the party since its formation in November, 2012.

Dinesh Waghela said he would not take a red-beacon vehicle or special security

Waghela, who had spent nine years in the Himalayas in search of peace, was also said to have come in contact with spiritual leaders like Osho Rajnish, philosopher J Krishnamurthy and Vimala Thakar, the party sources said.

In a statement, the AAP candidate vowed that if elected, he would not take a red-beacon car or the special security given to parliamentarians.

Other candidates who were declared include Ravji Parmar from Anand, Piyush Parmar from Panchmahal and Mansukh Dhokai from Porbandar seat.

The party also announced its candidate Ambavi Ramji Gami for the assembly seat of Rapar where by-poll will be held on April 30.

PTI

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