Ahead of Kejriwal’s visit, AAP posters, banners torn in Surat

Surat police granted permission to AAP for Kejriwal’s October 16 meeting after the party moved the Gujarat High Court citing the police was dilly-dallying on its application for permission.

By: Express News Service | Surat | Published:October 9, 2016 4:53 am

Ahead of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s October 16 visit to Surat, the Surat Municipal Corporation has removed the “unauthorised” arches and other structures erected by the party. However, the party has alleged that its posters and banners have been torn by “some parties”. The party has resorted to “Gandhigiri” and started replacing them with new posters and banners.

Surat police granted permission to AAP for Kejriwal’s October 16 meeting after the party moved the Gujarat High Court citing the police was dilly-dallying on its application for permission. Kerjriwal will land in Gujarat on October 15 to meet party workers and family members of those Patidar youths killed in the quota stir in Ahmedabad. The following day Kejriwal will address a public meeting at Punagam in Surat.

To create awareness on this meeting and gather masses for it, the local unit of AAP had put up banners, posters, and erected arches carrying pictures of Arvind Kejriwal at different locations in Varachha, Katargam, Kapdoara and Punagam areas in the city.

The SMC had removed 10 arches of the party claiming that they were put up without obtaining the former’s permission. AAP alleged that “some notorious elements from the BJP or Congress” had torn off its banners and posters. Surat Municipal Corporation Varachha Zone chief A G Khatiwala said, “We have removed the gate structures of AAP at different places in Varachha area as they had not taken permission from SMC to install such structures.”

Surat AAP media coordinator Yogesh Jadwani said, “A team of 200 volunteers from all over the state have landed in Surat and they have started campaigning in the city. Many of our party banners and posters have been torn off, and the mischief was done by Congress and BJP workers. We have formed a team which will replace the torn posters and banners with fresh one. Even if they tear it again, we will again replace it with fresh one. SMC officials had removed our gate structures from different places. Earlier similar structures were erected by Congress and BJP at different places, why SMC had not taken action against them. This is nothing but great injustice to us.”

He added, “We’ve got an input that some notorious elements might ‘create trouble’ in the public meeting of our national convenor Arvind Kejriwal by raising questions on national issues. We will neither allow police to take action nor get them detained. Our leaders will give answers to them, till they are satisfied. We will resort to Gand-higiri. We are ready to give answers on the questions raised by the public and even they should know what the truth is.”

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    abhaykumar
    Oct 8, 2016 at 11:56 pm
    How can gujratis attend a stani rally..shameful
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      ARUN DASS
      Oct 9, 2016 at 4:00 am
      ISOLATION OF KEJRIWAL OO
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        Manish Kumar
        Oct 9, 2016 at 5:43 am
        This is their old dirty trick of AAP. They have done so by themselves to gain sympathy of people by projecting themselves as victims and also project opposition as how fearful they are of AAP.
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          Manish Kumar
          Oct 9, 2016 at 5:46 am
          This pro kejri is attempting to catch hold of states which are bordering stan or are accessible thru sea route by stan, that is Punjab, Goa and Gujrat..it shows his malafide intention.
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            Dhaval Lala
            Oct 9, 2016 at 7:19 pm
            That must not enter Surat.
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              Gagandeep
              Oct 10, 2016 at 4:17 am
              Kejriwal went to dasua (punjab embly seat from Hoshiarpur) - couple of months ago - didnt meet any of AAP volunteers but went to house of khaas admi - on asking why he didn't meet aam admi - aap observer nanglia mentioned kejri blood sugar went low and to uplift it he visited that khaas admi house. In my opinion as a physician one should go to hospital for treatment but political dogs go to rich houses to get more funds and giving them embly tickets for money. If somebody questioned these outside observers - like ashok nanglia - pet of kejri - they answered - if anybody have any objections they can leave the party. Truth behind AAP - did they vote in embly consuencies as they mentioned before in choosing the most appropriate candidate - why - ???? - then how they chose them??
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                patel
                Oct 9, 2016 at 12:22 pm
                Fenku andh bhakto ki jay ho
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                  patel
                  Oct 9, 2016 at 12:21 pm
                  Where is the law �??��???�?
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                    vasant
                    Oct 9, 2016 at 2:21 am
                    BJP's strategy of arm twisting has only gone against them in the past. Delhi LG's bizarre and outrageous acts has only helped AAP. If a layman from South can see through BJP's game, I am sure people of Punjab, Goa, Gujarat and HP will give a fair verdict.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Delhi LG, Delhi ACB, Delhi police, unruly, emotionally chsrged BJP karyakarthaas, their upstart leaders all contribute in equal measure for success of AAP and Swaraj party like politics... for a paradigm shift in our political discourse.
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                      vasant
                      Oct 9, 2016 at 12:22 pm
                      Similar punitive and unjustifiable actions continue against AAP and Kejriwal continue to face this onslaught in peaceful manner, we will see soon people accepting Kejriwal as a great statesman.
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                        lohit joshi
                        Oct 9, 2016 at 6:44 pm
                        Excellent reply to AAP. Gujrath people won't be fooled by AAPtards. Shame on AAP.
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                          Subodh Mishra
                          Oct 9, 2016 at 1:05 am
                          मसल के रख देंगे भ्रष्टाचारी मच्छरों को ,हम वो तूफान हैं। क्या रोकोगे तुम हमें, हम तो हर ईमानदारों के जुबान हैं।
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