Gujarat assembly elections 2022: AAP only drug to cure BJP, Arvind Kejriwal

People in Gujarat want political change and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is the only ‘medicine’ to ‘cure’ the BJP, AAP national organizer Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday as he raised the ground for the AAP to attempt to pose a challenge. to the ruling party in elections scheduled for later this year.

Addressing AAP’s ‘Tiranga Yatra’ roadshow in Mehsana town atop an open vehicle, Kejriwal said BJP is only afraid of his party because it is ‘honest and patriotic’ .

He alleged that the BJP resorts to hooliganism when people oppose the ruling party.

Kejriwal said thousands of people told AAP leaders during the “parivartan yatra” – a three-week statewide mass awareness campaign that covered all 182 assembly constituencies – that they wanted a change in Gujarat.

“Gujarat is looking for a change. Gujarat is fed up with the BJP and its sister Congress. Everywhere we went (during the ‘parivartan yatra’) everyone was aware of the good work done by the AAP government in Delhi “, said Kejriwal, flanked by the leaders of the AAP of Gujarat and Mahesh Vasava of the allied tribal party Bharatiya.

He demanded that the BJP government of Gujarat pay 1 crore rupees to the relatives of the martyr soldiers who hail from the state, similar to the AAP government of Delhi.

“During the ‘Parivartan Yatra’, people told AAP leaders that BJP resorted to hooliganism for speaking out against the party. There is no need to be afraid. Gujarat will to make a change. There is only one drug to cure BJP– and that is PAA. BJP is only afraid of PAA and no one else,” he said. -he declares.

Kejriwal alleged that Gujarat BJP Chairman CR Paatil is “the real Chief Minister” leading the government while Bhupendra Patel is the CM in name only.

In his recent speech, Paatil called Kejriwal a “thug maha” (cheater) without taking his name.

Referring to this, Kejriwal dared Paatil to address him by name.

“Why are you shy and afraid to take my name?” he asked Paatil.

“Is Kejriwal a ‘maha rogue’ because he built schools and hospitals, and provided free electricity 24 hours a day? Isn’t CR Paatil a ‘maha rogue’?” he questioned, adding that the BJP is afraid of the AAP because the latter is a patriotic and honest party.

Kejriwal claimed that people across Gujarat are joining the AAP in large numbers as the party organization strengthens at village, town and stall level.

Referring to a protest organized by ex-servicemen in the state capital Gandhinagar on Monday for a host of demands, Kejriwal demanded that the Gujarat government respond to their demands and also ensure that relatives of the soldiers martyrs receive Rs 1 crore as has been done by Delhi government. .

“On behalf of former servicemen, I call on the government of Gujarat to accept their demands,” he added.

It was Kejriwal’s fourth visit to Gujarat, where elections are due in December this year, in the past three months.

The AAP is trying to project itself as an alternative to the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state and saffron stronghold, for the December elections.

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