With an eye on the 2017 assembly elections, Aam Admi Party (AAP) is planning to hold as many as 50 rallies and strengthen the party in the state in the next six months. This was announced by senior party leaders at a convention of its workers in Naroda here on Sunday.
They also said that Congress was a choice of compulsion for voters of rural Gujarat and that AAP would try to provide an alternative to BJP in the state.
The party organised a press meet in this regard which was attended by senior party leaders Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh, Kanu Kalsaria, Gulabsingh Yadav and Dilip Pandey. Speaking on the occasion, Sanjay Singh said, “The results of local polls in Gujarat have sounded alarm bells for the Gujarat government. The voters of rural areas have rejected BJP, but since there is no political alternative in the state, the benefit has gone to Congress. Congress is an alternative for people of Gujarat out of compulsion.”
Singh added that their aim was to have a strong organisation in Gujarat before the 2017 Assembly elections. Singh said that the party would start its work in Gujarat on two fronts; one, to strengthen its organisation and two, to protest on the issues of the people.
AAP in-charge for Gujarat and Delhi MLA, Gulabsingh Yadav, said that the work to strengthen the organisation has already begun and that this was his fourth visit to the state in recent times. Yadav said that they were planning to hold 50 rallies in Gujarat in the next six-eightmonths on various issues.
National spokesperson of the party Ashutosh said that the party was planning to have 10 youths per booth in Gujarat before the 2017 elections and that the process for the same had already begun with appointments of many in-charges for various districts of the state. The party has appointed five Central leaders as in-charge of five regions in Gujarat, including Dr Ishan Trivedi, Arjun Rathwa and Kanubhai Kalsaria.
Ashutosh also urged the party workers to showcase the Arvind Kejrival-led AAP government in Delhi. He said that corruption was rampant in BJP-ruled state government. Ridiculing BJP national president Amit Shah, he said Shah was wrongly described as the ‘Chanakya’ who in fact was the ‘most overrated’ person in BJP.