Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that his party will contest the Gujarat Assembly elections due next year from all seats. The move comes after the party performed well in the Surat Municipal Corporation elections where it became the main opposition party.
The Delhi chief minister said that the people of Gujarat are looking for an option as Congress and the BJP hand in gloves. Kejriwal said that if elected to power, AAP will not bring the Delhi model to the state as each state can have its own model chosen by its people.
AAP’s state headquarters inaugurated
The Aam Aadmi Party’s state headquarters in Navrangpura was also inaugurated by the party chief. AAPs growth and proliferation in the state is bolstered after its good performance in the municipal polls and worsening condition of the state Congress that is devoid of strong leadership and mired in controversies and infighting.
Journalist joins AAP
A former anchor of a Gujarati news channel, Isudan Gadhvi, was on Monday officially inducted into AAP in the presence of Kejriwal. Speculations were rife that the journalist will join the party after he was photographed at the Circuit House in Ahmedabad with Kejriwal and state party chief Gopal Italia.
Following the official induction, the Delhi CM tweeted, “I welcome well-known journalist of Gujarat, Shri Isudan Gadhvi ji to the Aam Aadmi Party family. I am confident that Isudanbhai will definitely fulfill the dream he has for Gujarat together with the people of Gujarat. Now Gujarat will change.”
હું ગુજરાતના જાણીતા પત્રકાર શ્રી ઇસુદાન ગઢવિજીનું આમ આદમી પાર્ટી પરિવારમાં સ્વાગત કરું છું. મને પૂરો વિશ્વાસ છે કે ઇસુદાન ભાઈએ ગુજરાત માટે જે સપનું જોયું છે તે નિશ્ચિતરૂપે ગુજરાતની જનતા સાથે મળીને પૂરું કરશે.
હવે બદલાશે ગુજરાત. pic.twitter.com/8LDIfZOoGu
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 14, 2021
AAP leader Manish Sisodia too welcomed the 39-year-old journalist into the party. He said, “Gujarat’s voice and most popular journalist Isudan Gadhvi, welcome to the Aam Aadmi Party family. With the arrival of Isudan, AAP Gujarat will get new energy and I am sure in the future the politics of Gujarat will definitely change.”
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