Congress is over in Gujarat: AAP chief Kejriwal


Ahmedabad: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal claims the Congress is “done” in Gujarat. Responding to a reporter, Kejriwal asked him not to ask these questions as nobody cares about the old party anymore.

He said, “Congress is done. You should stop answering their questions. People don’t care about their questions anymore.”

The Delhi Chief Minister’s remarks came after a Congress leader alleged that the AAP is “on the verge of bankruptcy”. The Congress leader said Kejriwal’s party is spending crores on advertisements in Punjab despite not being in good financial shape.

Gujarat is a poll-bound state and AAP is presenting itself as a strong challenger and alternative to the ruling BJP in the state. It constantly visits the state and promises free education and electricity.

Earlier, the AAP Supremo had also made statements like ‘don’t waste votes on Congress’.

Kejriwal has presented AAP as the “only alternative” to the BJP in the state.

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After a landslide victory in the recently held Punjab Assembly elections, AAP is looking to expand its footprint in other states.

AAP had made its debut in Gujarat in the 2017 assembly elections but could not open its account.

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AAP’s hopes in Gujarat have been fueled by its performance in the February 2021 Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) elections, where the BJP won 93 seats, while the Aam Aadmi Party won 27 seats and the Congress came up empty.

Meanwhile, in the 2017 assembly elections, the Congress had given a scare to the ruling BJP by restricting its MLAs to 99 and winning 77 seats on its own. There are 182 gathering places in Gujarat.

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