Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: Following the stellar performance of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) elections, party chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday hailed the victory as the beginning of “politics of work” in Gujarat.
Notably, AAP has won 27 seats in SMC decimating the Congress to a big zero and has become the main Opposition in the civic body. BJP has won the remaining 93 seats and retained power in the civic body.
In a video message shared on Twitter, Kejriwal in Gujarati said, “Gujarat na loko ne amara dil thi khub khub abhaar (I thank the people of Gujarat from the core of my heart).”
આમ આદમી પાર્ટીના ગુજરાત યુનિટના તમામ કાર્યકરોની મહેનતને સલામ અને બધાને હાર્દિક અભિનંદન. સુરતના મતદાતાઓએ પણ વ્યક્ત કર્યું છે કે હવે ભવિષ્યમાં સમગ્ર ગુજરાત કર્મના રાજકારણને આવકારવા તૈયાર છે. pic.twitter.com/YyYNrb2nxz
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 24, 2021
Politics of work
In the video message, Kejriwal said, “People have assigned AAP the role of the main opposition party in Surat Municipal Corporation. I assure you that every candidate of the party will fulfill his or her responsibility with full honesty.”
“This is the beginning of new politics in Gujarat—politics of honesty, politics of work, politics of good schools, politics of good hospitals and cheap electricity. Together we will improve Gujarat,” he added.
Kejriwal’s Gujarat visit
Arvind Kejriwal will be coming to Surat on February 26 to take part in a roadshow and events that will be orgnaised by the party to express its gratitude towards voters of the city. He said, “On February 26, I am visiting Surat to meet you all personally and thank you for trusting AAP.”
Notably, Kejriwal on Tuesday had tweeted about the Gujarat civic polls results. He said, “Heartfelt congratulations to the people for introducing a new form of politics in Gujarat.”
Congress wiped out
The Congress party was completely wiped out in the Surat Municipal Corporation election, not being able to win a single seat. The dismal performance of Congress was not confined to just Surat and was witnessed in all six municipal corporations of the state where elections were held.
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