Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has a big question on his mind: Should he contest Lok Sabha polls and become Aam Aadmi Party`s prime ministerial candidate or not?
While he himself has ruled out doing so, his party wants him to contest and has asked him to do a rethink on contesting Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi in the General Elections due May this year.
"How can I consider myself as a PM candidate? I am an ordinary man," Kejriwal said.
However, millions across the country are rooting for the same common man to take up the next big challenge and usher in change by becoming the PM.
"It is my dream and that of all AAP workers, and I believe that of millions in this country, that Arvind Kejriwal should take the reins of the country as he has taken charge in Delhi," senior AAP leader Yogendra Yadav has said.
To achieve the same, the AAP has decided to contest “as many as possible” Lok Sabha seats. It will begin a nationwide membership drive from January 10.
The party is not aiming to emerge as a kingmaker to claim the post, but win majority on its own and form the government unlike in Delhi, where it came to power after getting outside support from the Congress.
For Kejriwal, it is a matter of belief and taking up the challenge.
While taking oath as the Delhi Chief Minister, the former income tax official had said that when Anna Hazare said no to forming a political party, he had told him that to clean up the muck, one has to enter into the same muck.
So, if he and his party dream of changing the system, then they have to take the national plunge and no other AAP leader than Kejriwal himself has the power and charm of attracting voters.
People in Delhi liked his straight-talk (some call it dictatorial attitude) and that is why they voted him to power.
The same people, and million others across the nation who are queuing up to join the less-than-two-year-old Aam Aadmi Party, want him to take up the PM mantle and usher in the change nationally he and his party has promised.
Whether Kejriwal fights the Lok Sabha Elections or not, as Yogendra Yadav said, AAP will fight the elections under his leadership.