Arvind Kejriwal, the convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party and the chief minister of Delhi, stated on Tuesday that Gujarat, where 2022 assembly elections will be conducted, is “finished” for the Congress party.
When a reporter questioned Kejriwal about a Congress leader’s accusation during his visit to the election-bound state, where the AAP is positioning itself as a serious competitor and an alternative to the governing BJP, Kejriwal made the statement. The Congress claimed that although Punjab is “on the verge of bankruptcy,” the AAP government there is spending millions of dollars on advertisements for the elections in Gujarat.
Responding to the allegation, Kejriwal said, “Congress is finished. You should stop taking their questions. People no longer care about their questions.”
Notably, the head of the AAP has often advised the people not to “waste their votes” on Congress.
As the “sole option” to the BJP in the state, Kejriwal has positioned the AAP.
Following its overwhelming success in the most recent Punjab Assembly elections, AAP is looking to establish itself in additional states.
Despite making its debut in Gujarat during the 2017 Assembly elections, AAP was unable to open an account.
Gujarat’s AAP candidates have been boosted by their result in the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) elections in February 2021, where the BJP won 93 seats, the Aam Aadmi Party won 27, and the Congress received no votes.
The governing BJP, meanwhile, gave the Congress a scare during the 2017 Assembly elections by limiting its MLAs to 99 and gaining 77 seats on its own. In Gujarat, there are 182 assembly seats.