Arvind Kejriwal needed more in Delhi where COVID-19 cases are increasing: Sanjay Raut on CM's door-to-door campaigns in Goa

FPJ Web Desk | Updated on: Sunday, January 16, 2022, 03:42 PM IST

Sanjay Raut | ANI
Sanjay Raut | ANI

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday took a jibe at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying that he does not need to go door-to-door campaigning in Goa, instead, his presence is needed in Delhi where the COVID-19 cases are increasing.

"Delhi CM is doing door-to-door campaigns in Goa despite increasing cases in Delhi. What's the need? He can just convey his message," Raut said.

"If your party (AAP) is so strong why would Delhi CM...(visit Goa), he is needed more in Delhi where cases are increasing," he added.

Shiv Sena and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have decided to contest the upcoming Goa Assembly elections together in alliance, Shiv Sena leader and MP Sanjay Raut said on Sunday.

Speaking to ANI, Raut said, "Shiv Sena and NCP will contest together in Goa assembly elections. There will be a discussion on seat sharing on January 18. NCP's senior leader Praful Patel will discuss seat-sharing formula in Goa on January 18. Only after that, it will be clear who will contest on how many seats." "Political dynamics are different in Maharashtra and Goa. NCP, Shiv Sena, Congress are in alliance in Maharashtra. However, at the moment Congress has decided to contest alone without forming an alliance with any other party in the state," he said.

Goa elections are set to be held in a single phase on February 14. The counting of votes will be held on March 10.

In view of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Shiv Sena leader did not comment much on Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's decision to contest from Gorakhpur.

"I will not make any comment on Yogi ji's decision to contest from Gorakhpur. He has been fielded from his native constituency. So, it is a good thing. I have heard that Aparna Yadav is going to join BJP. It's good to know," he said.

Yadav is the daughter in law of Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Meanwhile, elections for the 403 assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh will be held in seven phases starting February 10, the Election Commission said. The polling in Uttar Pradesh will be held on February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27 and March 3 and 7 in seven phases

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Published on: Sunday, January 16, 2022, 03:42 PM IST