The BJP is anxious about shedding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence state within the elections later this yr, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal mentioned on Saturday, claiming that individuals had been “very offended” in regards to the “rising hooliganism” demonstrated by a latest assault on an Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) chief.
“Six crore individuals of Gujarat who studying in regards to the assault on Manoj Sorathiya are very offended. They cracked his head in entrance of God. This isn’t the tradition of our nation. This isn’t Hindu tradition. This isn’t the tradition of Gujarat,” the AAP chief mentioned at a information convention in Rajkot.
“The individuals of Surat are very offended ever for the reason that assault. Now we have achieved a survey in Surat and located that AAP is successful seven out of 12 seats,” he mentioned, asserting that he can be performing an ‘aarti’ this night on the Ganesh pandal in Surat the place Mr Sorathiya was attacked.
“That is the sort of assault you do whenever you’re shedding. The BJP is anxious about defeat. I wish to inform them, that until now you had been coping with the Congress, however we’re not Congress. We consider in Sardar Patel and Bhagat Singh. We’re not afraid, we’ll combat,” Mr Kejriwal mentioned.
He accused the BJP of engineering a media blackout of the AAP in Gujarat. “They’ve requested the media to not communicate to AAP individuals, not name them for debates. So I’m asking individuals to set social media on fireplace,” he mentioned.
To the BJP’s foot troopers, dubbed ‘panna pramukhs’ as a result of they’re answerable for campaigning to individuals on particular person pages of voter lists, he mentioned, “Many good individuals are working for the BJP. I wish to enchantment to you, what have you ever bought? Did they offer you colleges or hospitals? Keep there, however work for us. Take their fee, however work for us.”
Mr Kejriwal has been on an all-out marketing campaign to displace the BJP from the state that has been dominated by the occasion for twenty-four years, mounting a number of visits previously few months forward of this yr’s elections.