Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited Ahmedabad’s Swaminarayan temple, along with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. Gujarat AAP leaders Isudan Gadhvi and Gopal Italia also joined them to the temple in Ahmedabad’s Shahibaug area.
After visiting the Swaminarayan temple, representatives and dignitaries of the Sikh society of Gujarat met Bhagwant Mann on Sunday.
The visit of the two Chief Ministers to Gujarat is being viewed as an early bird exercise to feel the pulse in the state which is expected to go to polls this year end.
Kejriwal who is AAP’s national convener visited a temple along with party state convener Mann, on Saturday and held a roadshow.
Following the Tiranga Yatra on Saturday, the two leaders visited Sabarmati Ashram and tried their hand at the Charkha.
During the ‘yatra’, both the Chief Ministers urged the people of Gujarat to give one chance to the AAP in the forthcoming elections in the state. Kejriwal promised prospective voters that he would end corruption in the state on being elected.
“I don’t know how to do politics but I do know how to end corruption. We have finished corruption in Delhi. Today, if you go to any office in Delhi, you don’t have to pay a bribe,” said Kejriwal during the Tiranga Yatra in Ahmedabad.
Kejriwal credited Mann with ending corruption in Punjab in all of 10 days of taking over as Chief Minister recently. “ If you don’t believe me, ask any of your friends in Punjab. Today, all work gets done in Punjab- be it license office, tehsildar office, within 10 minutes,” he added.
While addressing the gathering during the roadshow, Mann said, “Delhi and Punjab are sorted. We are now preparing for Gujarat.”
This roadshow was described as ‘AAP Gujarat Tiranga Yatra’ by the official Twitter handle of AAP. A tableau of Delhi’s world-famous Mohalla Clinic was also displayed at the roadshow.
According to the official schedule shared by the state AAP unit, Kejriwal and Mann will leave for Delhi on Sunday evening. Motivated by its performance in the Surat Municipal Corporation elections in February, 2021 in which the BJP won 93 seats and the Aam Aadmi Party won 27 seats, the AAP is trying its luck in Gujarat.
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