Amid reports that Arvind Kejriwal will contest against Narendra Modi in the upcoming General Elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader kick-started his four-day tour of Gujarat on Wednesday.
The former Delhi chief minister embarked on his tour of the Gujarat Chief Minister’s homeland in order to verify BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “development” claims.
Saurashtra region’s AAP representative Sukhadiya said, “Kejriwal will visit Kutch and Saurashtra regions to see the plight of the people”.
As reports have been doing that rounds that Modi might contest from Varanasi, AAP leader Manish Sisodia in an interview to a leading newspaper said that Kejriwal will question the Gujarat CM from Varanasi, hinting that the AAP chief may contest against the BJP strongman in the Lok Sabha polls.
While speaking to the media last week, Kejriwal had said that he will visit Gujarat as people talk a lot about the supposed development of the state.
The activist-turned politician said that he would like to learn from the development model; however, the AAP leader went on to say that he if there is no development, then it should be exposed.
Kejriwal launched a direct attack on Modi and accused him of being silent on Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Rober Vadra’s dubious land dealings in Haryana.
“Have you ever heard of Modiji speak against (Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law) Robert Vadra? Is there a ‘setting’ with Vadra?” he asked.
AAP’s fund raising gets poor response
If funds donated are any indicator of popularity, then the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) fund-raising drive before Lok Sabha elections has received a poor response in Gujarat.
Compared to funds collected from other states, the Gujarat unit of the AAP ranked eighth and when average donations are taken into account it stands 12th.