Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann with AAP national convener will be arriving in Ahmedabad on the night of Friday, April 01, 2022, ahead of a scheduled roadshow of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the city. Both the leaders will also meet local leaders in key discussions in the run-up to the Gujarat Vidhan Sabha elections later this year.
“We are thankful to the police for granting us permission for the roadshow. Apart from the roadshow, ashram and temple visit, Arvind Kejriwal will also hold meetings with social and political leaders and senior members of the AAP to discuss the strategy for the upcoming elections,” stated Manoj Sorathiya, state general secretary of AAP.
AAP leaders in the state unit claim to have received threats ahead of the roadshow. “Since the time it was announced that Kejriwal will come to Ahmedabad for a roadshow, certain anti-social elements from Bharatiya Janata Party have issued threats on social media against the show. We have written to the Ahmedabad city police commissioner to ensure that there is no untoward incident during the roadshow and to take pre-emptive action against such elements by detaining them,” Added Sorathiya.
According to the inputs given by officials of AAP Gujarat, The two leaders are expected to arrive at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) Airport around 8.30 pm for a two-day visit to the state.
The duo will visit Gandhi Ashram in the Sabarmati area of Ahmedabad around 10 am on Saturday and later will embark on a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ roadshow from Khodiyar Mataji temple in Nikol to Sardar Patel statue in Vijay Chowk around 4 pm. Thousands of AAP workers from across the state are expected to join this roadshow.
Kejriwal is expected to meet various political and social leaders in the state on Sunday, to discuss key strategies ahead of the Gujarat Assembly polls. He is also expected to pay a visit to the Swaminarayan Temple in Shahibaug on the same day. In Delhi, BTP leaders from Gujarat met Kejriwal, giving rise to speculation that the two parties will ally. Recently, Gujarat AAP president Gopal Italia had claimed that he had given a proposal to Patidar leader Naresh Patel to join the party and lead them in the polls.