Arvind Kejriwal to visit UP on Monday

Lucknow: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be visiting Uttar Pradesh on Monday to attend a family function of his party colleague Sanjay Singh, a party leader said on Saturday.

Soon after his arrival by a commercial flight on Monday evening, Kejriwal, the Aam Aadmi Party chief, would go straight to Sultanpur and attend the function at Singh’s house, said Uttar Pradesh AAP unit spokesman Vaibhav Maheshwari.

Kejriwal would be accompanied by his Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, many other ministers, legislators and senior party leaders.

Party workers have planned a grand welcome for Kejriwal enroute to Sultanpur, as they will welcome him at Jagdishpur, Musafirkhana and many other places.

He will spend the night at the Sultanpur circuit house and adequate security arrangements have been made for the Delhi chief minister, an official informed IANS.

The chief minister will return to Delhi on May 3. It would be after a very long time that Kejriwal will visit Lucknow.

The last time he did was soon after the formation of AAP when he had launched an agitation against Congress leader and the then union external affairs minister Salman Khursheed’s NGO.