Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday arrived in Surat to meet the party workers for the stellar performance in the Surat Municipal Corporation election. He will also take part in a roadshow organised by the party to thank the people for trusting it.
Notably, AAP won 27 seats in Surat decimating the Congress to a big zero, whereas BJP secured the remaining 93 seats. Thus AAP replaced Congress as the main Opposition in the Surat Municipal Corporation.
Stay Away from ego: Arvind Kejriwal
Kejriwal, while addressing the elected corporators, said that they should work for the people and try to resolve their grievances. He also urged them to stay away from developing an ego just because they have won the election.
The AAP chief said, “It often happens that people who get elected develop an ego. But, I would request you all not to have an ego and always introspect. Always respect people who approach you for help because nobody wants to get insulted.”
Kejriwal also asked the corporators to open an office in their localities and if they cannot afford an office, they should open one at their residence. He also asked them to provide people a phone number on which they will remain available 24×7. “Even if someone call you at 2 am, you should remain available and try to help them,” he said.
The Delhi CM also asked the corporators to set a benchmark of good work and good behaviour so that the party can spread its tentacles in the state. He also told the corporators to stay united and not to fall in the trap of BJP who are trying to poach them. He said even if one of them chose to switch sides, it would amount to cheating with the people of the state.
“BJP will try to poach you by pressure or by luring you. But stay united and inform the party if you receive such a call from BJP,” he said.
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