Arvind Kejriwal, national convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), will announce the name of the party’s chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections today, according to party office-bearers.
The AAP’s supremo had previously requested that people contact the party via SMS, Whatsapp, voice mail, and e-mail to express their opinions on who should be the party’s CM candidate.
He stated that there is a climate of change in Gujarat, and that people believe the AAP will form the state’s government.
Kejriwal went on to criticise the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for replacing former Chief Minister Vijay Rupani with Bhupendra Patel without consulting the people.
According to PTI, he stated that by removing Rupani from the post, the BJP admitted that something was wrong and that he had flaws.
“Was he removed because he was corrupt or inefficient? He was removed a year ago. When Rupani was brought in, they did not consult the public. They keep changing the chief minister without consulting the public,” the AAP leader said.
Such a practise is not followed by the AAP, which allows voters to choose who they want as their chief minister.
“During the Punjab elections, we asked people who they thought should be the next chief minister, and the overwhelming majority chose Bhagwant Mann.”
“During the Punjab elections, we polled the public to determine who should be the next chief minister. The vast majority of people named Bhagwant Mann. And, in response to public demand, we announced his name, “According to Kejriwal.
Meanwhile, on October 30, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a mega rally in poll-bound Gujarat. He has also visited Gujarat several times in recent months, promising a number of ‘guarantees’ to the people of the state if his party is elected.