Ahmedabad: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest all seats in the Gujarat assembly elections, scheduled to be held next year. “Our candidates will contest on all seats”, said the AAP convener while addressing a press conference in Ahmedabad. This was his second visit to the home state of prime minister Narendra Modi, Gujarat, after AAP won 27 out of 120 seats in the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) elections 2021.
“People here (Gujarat) think if electricity can be free in Delhi, why not here? Likewise, for hospitals also the condition has not improved in 70 years here. But things will change now”, vowed Kejriwal.  
Notably, the AAP had made inroads into Gujarat politics by emerging as the main opposition after the civic body elections there in its maiden flight there.

Even in Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani’s home turf Rajkot, the party displayed good show in the local body elections, becoming the party with the second-largest vote share.  The party had also fielded candidates across all the local bodies- municipal corporations, municipalities, as well as district and taluka panchayats, winning on several of them.Also Read - Kejriwal Govt Urges Centre to Confer Bharat Ratna on Environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna

The AAP is looking to present itself as a formidable alternative to the Congress in Gujarat and challenge the BJP in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home turf. The party is trying to fill in the gap left by the Congress, which has seen setbacks in the recent past with several of its MLAs resigning, and its poor performance in the local body polls. Also Read - PM Modi Shares Stunning Video of Over 3000 Blackbucks Crossing a Road in Gujarat's Bhavnagar | Watch

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