Kejriwal to Modi: Intentions must be good while performing aarti

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Kejriwal hits out at Narendra Modi
Varanasi, May 8: A day after BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was denied permission by the the Election Commission to hold a rally in the 'Holy City', AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to hit out at at Modi.

Kejriwal tweeted saying that Modi didn't need permission from the EC to perform Ganga aarti, that is only for political activities. He said that the BJP was nervous and hence all the top leaders have landed in Varanasi.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Modi ji given permission of Ganga arti. Yet rather than performing arti, he is trying to draw political mileage. Sad.</p>— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArvindKejriwal/statuses/464257237980942337">May 8, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>BJP top brass landed in Kashi. Shows their nervousness. Will they be able to save Modi ji from defeat?</p>— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArvindKejriwal/statuses/464258069552037888">May 8, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

He then said that to perform such rituals the intention must be good-

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>...... I went alone one day and performed arti. No one stopped me. I will again go with my wife today and do arti. Neeyat saaf honi chahiye</p>— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArvindKejriwal/statuses/464267378470035456">May 8, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Arvind Kejriwal then invited Narendra Modi to an open debate in Varanasi, where he said that the time and place of debate was left upto Modi. Kejriwal said that though Modi was granted permission to do the aarti, he had refused it and was making it a big issue just for political mileage.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>I invite Mr Modi for an open discussion on a public platform. Let Kashi people ask straight questions from both of us. Time place his choice</p>— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArvindKejriwal/statuses/464256697268051968">May 8, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Modi ji given permission of Ganga arti. Yet rather than performing arti, he is trying to draw political mileage. Sad.</p>— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArvindKejriwal/statuses/464257237980942337">May 8, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

On Wednesday, the EC had first denied permission for Modi to hold meetings in the city and even for the Ganga aarti, but then granted permission for the same. However Narendra Modi refused to perform the Ganga aarti in protest.

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