New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and convener of the Aam Admi Party (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said his party will contest all seats in the Gujarat Assembly Elections, slated to be held at the end of next year.
Kejriwal said while addressing a press conference, the AAP would provide a “credible alternative” to the ruling BJP and opposition Congress in Gujarat.
During his one-day visit to Ahmedabad, Kejriwal inaugurated the party’s state office and inducted popular television anchor Isudan Gadhavi into the party.
“Everyone knows that the Congress is in BJP’s pockets in Gujarat. Even after 75 years of independence, government schools and hospitals are in shambles and the business community is scared. A few years ago, I had lined up a trip to Gujarat after I was invited by a chamber of commerce. However, the authorities forced the organisation to cancel my trip,” he added.
When asked whether the ‘Delhi model’ of governance will be implemented in the state, if his party comes in power, Kejriwal said, “Every state has its own problems and solutions. The people of Gujarat will choose their own model of development.”
The Gujarat House has 182 seats.
This was Kejriwal’s second visit to the state. He had last visited Surat in February after the party emerged as the main opposition after the civic body elections there in its maiden flight.
Arvind Kejriwal’s party made inroads into Gujarat politics by winning 27 seats in the 120-member Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC). The party also fought all the local bodies polls- municipal corporations, municipalities, as well as district and taluka panchayats – and won several of them.