New Delhi: Ahead of Assembly elections in Gujarat, Aam Aadmi Party leader Raghav Chadha took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party using a dialogue from Amitabh Bachchan’s famous movie Deewar. Alleging that the saffron party uses government agencies like Enforcement Directorate and CBI for its political gain, Chadha said that Kejriwal had the blessings of Lord Krishna and support of Gujarat’s people.
“These BJP people make fun of us. They say BJP has everything — ED, CBI, Police, media, money, what do you have? I respond by saying that we have Arvind Kejriwal who has got blessings of Lord Krishna and support of people of Gujarat,” the AAP MP said.
On November 7, the Arvind Kejriwal-AAP announced names of 12 more candidates, including former Patidar quota leader Alpesh Kathiriya, for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections.
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With this, it has so far declared 130 candidates for polls to the 182-member Gujarat Assembly which will be held in two phases on December 1 and 5. The counting of votes will be taken up on December 8.
Kathiriya has been given the ticket from the Patidar-dominated Varachha Road seat in Surat city, currently held by former minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kishor Kanani.
Kathiriya was a close aide of quota spearhead Hardik Patel, who joined the BJP earlier this year after quitting the Congress.
Another Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Dharmik Malaviya has been chosen for the Olpad seat in Surat, also held by the BJP.
The other AAP candidates are – BT Maheshwari (to contest from Gandhidham seat), MK Bombadiya (Danta), Ramesh Nabhani (Palanpur), Mukesh Thakkar (Kankrej), Lalji Thakor (Radhanpur), Rajendrasinh Parmar (Modasa) and Umesh Makwana (Botad).