Aam Admi Party chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and newly sworn-in chief minister of Punjab Bhagwant Mann visited Gandhi Ashram this morning and kickstarted their electoral campaign for the upcoming assembly election in Gujarat.
The AAP leaders visited Gandhi Ashram and spinned the customary wheel kept at the Ashram. Gandhi Ashram near Juna Vadaj in Ahmedabad was Mahatma Gandhi and his inmate’s residential colony which he left to go on the famous Dandi March.
AAP received widespread criticism recently for their decision of removing Gandhiji’s photograph from the Punjab secretariate walls to make place for photographs of Bhagat Singh and Dr Ambedkar. Gandhiji’s legacy is considered sacrosanct in Indian polity.
Gopal Italia and Isudan Gadhvi, the AAP leaders in Gujarat accompanied Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann. Both the leaders have arrived in Ahmedabad yesterday on 1st April and shall remain in Gujarat for their political programmes.
Buoyant after their recent success in Punjab elections which spectacularly trounced Indian National Congress and BJP, AAP is aiming high to make a mark in Gujarat. AAP is positioning itself as a natural choice of the third alternative and wishes to emerge as the direct opponent to the BJP. After already roping in popular Gujarati TV journalist Isudan Gadhvi last year and making quite a decent headway in Surat Municipal Corporation, AAP sees potential for large political space in the state.
Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann penned down their impressions in the Gandhi Ashram Visitor’s book.