- Savani joined the party in presence of Delhi DyCM Manish Sisodia in Surat on Sunday
Surat: Team AAP is expanding in Gujarat. On Sunday, well-known philanthropist, realtor and diamond trader Mahesh Savani joined the party in presence of Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. It is also believed that other leaders will be joining the party.
When AAP’s national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited Surat on June 14, it marked the entry of senior journalist Isudan Gadhvi in the party. Less than two weeks later, Savani joined the party. He was earlier associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Savani’s entry in AAP is expected to boost the party’s chances of better performance in the state Assembly elections next year.
“I have offered my services wherever and whenever required,” said Savani, who belongs to the powerful Patidar community of the state. He indicated that he chose AAP because he wanted to be with a party that worked for the people. He said he had joined politics so that he could serve the entire state.
Talking about the reaction to his decision to join AAP, Savani said that he had been warned by his well-wishers that he would be harassed by other parties if he joined AAP, “my business would suffer, my family would be harassed…” but the need for revolution
Savani, a popular Surat-based realtor, is also known for his philanthropic activities. He has organized mass marriages for nearly 4,000 girls from underprivileged sections, even giving them wedding gifts, including items needed for the house.
Savani is also said to have sponsored the education of children of martyred soldiers.
AAP in Gujarat
AAP had won 27 seats in Surat during the municipal elections held in the state earlier this year. Kejriwal has also announced that the party will be contesting on all seats during the Gujarat Assembly elections next year.
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