Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is also the national convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), will hold a mega roadshow on June 6 in Mehsana, North Gujarat.
This will be Kejriwal’s first visit to Mehsana, a BJP stronghold. The visit comes as Gujarat prepares to hold Assembly elections by the end of the year. Kejriwal was in Bharuch last month for a tribal rally. According to an AAP Gujarat official, the roadshow in Mehsana would target the Patidar, Chaudhary, and Thakor communities.
“On June 6, Arvind Kejriwal will organise a mega roadshow called ‘Tiranga Yatra’,which would traverse Mehsana city.” A formal statement in this respect will be issued soon. The roadshow is expected to gather around 20,000 people.
“He will also address the people and party workers at a later public event,” said an AAP Gujarat official.
In the 2017 assembly elections, the BJP won five of Mehsana’s seven assembly seats, while the Congress won two. Later, Unjha MLA Asha Patel, one of the two Congress MLAs, resigned and joined the BJP. She passed away in December last year.