On the fifth anniversary of AAP, Arvind Kejriwal has given a judicious message. Apart from AAP, a party that no one thinks is a serious party and a party good enough to challenge the current ruling party, “BJP” in Gujarat, he appealed voters present in Ramlila Maidan to vote for that party.
Arvind Kejriwal, the 49-year-old Aam Admi Party leader, said, “Up next are the Gujarat elections. Please, I request all the voters to vote for a party that can rout the BJP candidate and wins. Our aim and agenda are to rout BJP. We need a government which is free of corruption”. Including the Aam Admi Party’s leader Gopal Rai, Arvind Kejriwal was talking to a huge crowd of around 10,000 people, which also included a lot of senior leaders as well.
AAP has announced the name of the candidates who will be contesting in just 20 out of 182 assembly constituencies, declaring that next month it will be contesting for Gujarat elections. Mr. Rai, on the other hand, said Arvind Kejriwal’s party at the public level itself lacks organizational strength.
Had the Congress not lost six critical months in Punjab and Goa polls, it would have been a possible alternative to the Congress in the state, AAP confessed. Riding on the mayhems of Dalits in Una and Patidar tension it had lost momentum as the by-elections in Rajouri Garden and the municipal elections in Delhi approached but it had lost both.
BJP’s win Gujarat is predictable, the political experts feel. But Rahul Gandhi’s ongoing rallies and resurgent social media presence have managed to pull the voters on the side of Congress and has managed to create a kind of dislike for BJP. There is going to be a neck-to-neck fight for the seats between the two parties.
Although while addressing the audience, he gave some statements insulting the Congress too; he gave even more shaper remarks and statements against BJP. Pointing out the various huge scams that BJP was unable to identify, he also rebuked the government for the moves like taking control away from Delhi’s Anti-Corruption Department from the state government.
“Despite this, we worked hard, no other government in the past 70 years must have worked as hard as we did, and I can challenge that. Now Delhi has free water, cheap electricity. Hospitals in Delhi have free medical tests and give free medicines. Public toilets have been built all around the city,” he further added.