Even as the BJP sets the stage for a mega Narendra Modi rally at Ramlila Maidan on January 10, the AAP plans to push ahead with its jan sabhas. Since December 1, party convenor and chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal has attended 52 jan sabhas.
“When Kejriwal goes to a jan sabha, that locality’s people interact with him directly. They see him, many get a chance to interact with him, perhaps even shake hands with him. He interacted with over three lakh people last month. The process will continue,” a party leader said.
Sources said jan sabhas are also cost-effective. “Jan sabhas are attended by people of the locality and, therefore, there are no conveyance costs. Generally, it costs Rs 20,000 to organise a jan sabha,” the leader said.
“We want to show people the difference between Modi and Kejriwal. While one is the PM who is inaccessible and addresses large rallies, the other is the chief ministerial candidate who spends time with people at a local level,” the leader said.