The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Naroda for the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) elections, Dr. Vishal Patel, has said that if he is elected as a corporator he will spend his salary on the needy.
Dr. Patel is the youngest candidate from AAP to contest the AMC polls. He has said that he will use every salary of his as a corporator for the next five years for development work.
He has mentioned the same in the affidavit filed during his candidature. In the affidavit, he said he will spend his salary as a corporator, if elected, in helping in the education of the poor, Dalits, and those who are in need. Dr. Patel is a physiotherapist by profession and has a clinic of his own in the area.
AAP in AMC polls
The AAP had earlier declared its ‘guarantee card’ that promised action on eight issues like education, property tax among others for citizens in Ahmedabad. It has promised to replicate the ‘Delhi Model’ which will provide high-quality level education in government schools in Ahmedabad if they win the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation elections.
Further, the party has said they will have English, Hindi, Gujarati, and Marathi language schools in every ward.
AAP claims that it will begin Mohalla clinics in every ward of Ahmedabad and will decrease property tax by 50% to provide relief to the people. It will also eradicate water and professional tax.
The guarantee card of AAP states that it will issue students, women, policemen, the disabled, and several others a free pass to travel in the city. Special sports complexes will be established in each ward of the city. A separate sports complex will be made available for women.
AMC civic body polls
Apart from AAP, the AIMIM is also in the fray in AMC polls this time making it an interesting contest.
The local body elections in Gujarat will be held in two phases. In the first phase on February 21, elections will be held for municipal corporations. The results for the elections will be declared on February 23.
In the second phase on February 28, elections will be organised for municipalities, district panchayats, and taluka panchayats. The results for the second phase will be declared on March 2.
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