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CR Patil, Arvind Kejriwal enter into a tussle on social media

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After Gujarat BJP president CR Patil tried to mock the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its chief Arvind Kejriwal for the latter’s roadshow in Surat, the Delhi CM has retorted urging Patil “not to underestimate the power of people”.

Notably, Kejriwal on Friday met the AAP candidates in Surat who have won the election and also held a roadshow to express his gratitude towards people who have voted for the party.

However, CR Patil tried to take a dig at AAP and its chief Arvind Kejriwal by citing the number of AAP candidates who lost their deposit in the Gujarat civic polls. Patil took to Twitter and sarcastically wrote, “AAP’s score in Gujarat municipal polls. 100% in 3 cities. Above 90% in 2. Above 50% in 1.No, not seats won. But DEPOSITS FORFEITED. Kejriwal Ji is holding a roadshow to celebrate this.”

The sarcastic comment by CR Patil was responded to by Arvind Kejriwal. The Delhi CM in a one-line response said, “Kindly do not mock and underestimate the power of common man.”

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The matter did not end there. CR Patil again responded to Kejriwal’s response. He said, “Gujarati voters gave their mandate loud and clear. Out of 6 Municipal Corporation, 65 AAP candidate in Surat, 41 in Vadodara, 155 in Ahmedabad, 39 in Bhavnagar and 68 in Rajkot lost their deposit. Never underestimate the power of common man!”

AAP’s performance in Surat

AAP performed well by winning 27 seats out of the 120 seats in Surat Municipal Corporation elections and decimating the Congress to a big zero. However, despite some serious efforts made during campaigning, AAP candidates failed to get elected from the remaining five municipal corporations.

The majority of the AAP candidates lost their deposit after they failed to secure the minimum number of votes. However, Arvind Kejriwal said that the election of the 27 candidates in Surat is the beginning of a new kind of politics in Gujarat—the politics of work.

 

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