Arvind Kejriwal is in Gujarat’s Surat today for a thanksgiving roadshow post AAP Aam Aadmi Party gained 27 seats in local body elections by opening its account.
Election results on Tuesday paved way of AAP’s entry into Gujarat politics with 27 seats in the Surat Municipal Corporation.
The ruling BJP swept the polls held on Sunday across six municipal corporations in Gujarat, winning 483 out of 576 seats.
In Surat, the BJP retained power by winning 93 of 120 seats, but the remaining seats were won by AAP. The Congress, which had won 36 seats in the Surat civic body the last time, was reduced to zero seats and replaced by Arvind Kejriwal’s party as the main opposition.
If we are 27, they are 93. Numbers don’t matter. Every man in our party is enough for 10 rivals. People of Surat have given you the role of opposition. Don’t let them (rivals) do anything wrong said Kejriwal to media today.
In a talk to the newly elected corporators before his roadshow, the Delhi Chief Minister urged them to open offices, give their phone number to people and be ready to help even at 2 AM if needed.
The public can tolerate everything but they cannot take not insult or arrogance. We must never humiliate anyone who comes to us he warned.
AAP, contesting the Gujarat civic polls for the first time, had fielded 470 candidates.