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Kejriwal appeals for calm


New Delhi:  After the violence that broke out following his brief detention, the Aam Aadmi Party’s national Convener Arvind Kejriwal today appealed to his volunteers to stay calm and not resort to any kind of violence.

“I urge all volunteers not to raise their hand n to stay calm n non-violent. U shud be prepared to lay down ur life but never raise hand,” Kejriwal tweeted after violent clashes were reported between BJP and AAP workers in Lucknow and Delhi.

As he embarked on his four-day tour to verify Modi’s claims of providing water, power, education and healthcare to people of Gujarat, Kejriwal was taken to Radhanpur police station in north Gujarat and allowed to go after half an hour.

AAP’s state convenor Sukhdev Patel claimed that Kejriwal was detained but police denied it saying they had only “briefed” Kejriwal on the model code of conduct which came into force today with the declaration of poll schedule.