Back from Vipassana, Arvind Kejriwal gears up for election preparations


Back from 10-day-long vipassana in Dharamshala, Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, on Friday took key decisions related to next year’s assembly elections.

Kejriwal’s latest decision indicates that he’s clearly shifted his attention on the assembly elections in Punjab, Goa and Gujarat, scheduled for next year.

Among his latest decisions, said a party source, the Delhi chief minister has given himself responsibility for Punjab polls, while his deputy Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendra Jain have been given responsibilities for Goa.

Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra and party spokesperson, Ashutosh, have been given charge of Gujarat.

Kejriwal has reportedly told his colleagues to ‘start working’ on their election plans from the first week of September.

Senior leaders with responsibility for three states will be expected to spend at least 10-15 days in their allotted states every month until the elections.