Ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Monday held a massive Tiranga Yatra. Kejriwal led rally started from the old bus stand in Mehsana at around 5:00 pm.
The rally was attended by thousands of supporters of AAP as they held tricolour in their hands and followed Kejriwal.
During the rally, Kejriwal said, "People are scared to speak anything against BJP and AAP is the only anti-dote for the saffron party."
"CR Patil is actual CM in Gujarat. He calls me thief. I construct schools, hospitals, give free electricity and water," he said adding "they're real thieves."
After Tiranga Yatra, Kejriwal will return to Delhi from Ahmedabad today night.
Earlier on Friday, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that the party will be contesting the polls from all 182 seats in the state.
Sisodia, in Vadodara, said that the people of Gujarat did not have an option in the polls, but with AAP contesting all seats, they will now have a choice.
Kejriwal had urged the people of Gujarat to give one chance to his party in the forthcoming elections in the state. He said that his party will end the cycle of corruption in the state after coming to power.
After its landslide victory in the recently held Punjab Assembly elections, AAP is seeking to expand its footprint in other states.
The party had made its debut in Gujarat in the 2017 Assembly polls, but could not open its account.
Gujarat will go for Assembly polls this year.
AAP's Gujarat hope has been fuelled by its performance in the February 2021 Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) polls in which the BJP won 93 seats, while Aam Aadmi Party bagged 27 seats in the Surat Municipal Corporation election while Congress drew a blank.