With no access to news, Arvind Kejriwal starts his 10-day meditation course in Maharashtra


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has begun his 10-day Vipassana meditation camp at Igatpuri in Maharashtra. This comes just days after he extensive campaign in Bawana assembly bypolls saw his party’s candidate emerge victorious.

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According to reports, Kejriwal started his 10-day meditation started at Igatpuri in Nashik district on Monday evening.

“Arvindji’s course began at 5 pm yesterday,” AAP spokesperson Preeti Sharma Menon told PTI.

She added, “The management of the Vipassana centre greeted him with warmth and respect. He has done 22 Vipassana courses already. They (the centre management) requested him to surrender his phone which he did.”

Kejriwal’s course is likely to end on 19 September, until then he will have no access to newspapers, televisions or any other media.

In August last year too, Kejriwal had gone to Dharamkot in Himachal Pradesh to attend a 10-day Vipassana session at a meditation centre.

The AAP is known to be an ardent practitioner of the meditation technique. After a hectic campaign post the Lok Sabha polls in 2014 and the Delhi Assembly polls in 2013, the AAP chief had taken a break to practice Vipassana.

This time, his meditation break comes after the hectic campaign for the Bawana bypolls, where his Aam Aadmi Party registered a win.

Kejriwal had gone to Bengaluru earlier this year to undergo naturopathy treatment for high blood sugar, after months of campaigning for elections in Punjab and Goa.