AAP claims party office raided by Gujarat police, says ruling BJP 'extremely rattled'
Leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Gujarat unit said on Twitter that the raid was carried out soon after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal arrived in Ahmedabad
New Delhi: Police conducted a raid at the AAP office in Ahmedabad on Sunday, the party said while claiming that the ruling BJP is “extremely rattled” by the “immense support” it is getting in the run-up to the Gujarat Assembly polls.
Leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Gujarat unit said on Twitter that the raid was carried out soon after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal arrived in Ahmedabad.
Reacting to the development, Kejriwal said the Gujarat police found nothing at the party office as the leaders and workers of the AAP are “hardcore honest”.
There was no immediate response from the Gujarat Police to the AAP’s claim.
“The BJP is extremely rattled by the immense support that the AAP is getting from the people of Gujarat. There is a storm in favour of the AAP in Gujarat,” Kejriwal said in a tweet in Hindi.
“Raids have started in Gujarat too after Delhi. Nothing was found in Delhi, nothing was found in Gujarat too. We are hardcore honest and patriotic people,” he added.
गुजरात की जनता से मिल रहे अपार समर्थन से भाजपा बुरी तरह बौखला गयी है। “आप” के पक्ष में गुजरात में आँधी चल रही है
दिल्ली के बाद अब गुजरात में भी रेड करनी शुरू कर दी। दिल्ली में कुछ नहीं मिला, गुजरात में भी कुछ नहीं मिला
हम कट्टर ईमानदार और देशभक्त लोग हैं https://t.co/GBu1ddoSIY
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 11, 2022
The AAP national convenor hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after his party's Gujarat unit leader Isudan Gadhvi claimed on Twitter that police raided the party office and carried out searches for two hours, soon after Kejriwal arrived in Ahmedabad.
"Gujarat Police's raid at the Aam Aadmi Party's office as soon as Kejriwal arrived in Ahmedabad. Carried out searches for two hours and left. Nothing found. Said they will come again," Gadhvi said in a tweet in Hindi.
केजरीवाल जी के अहमदाबाद पहुँचते ही आम आदमी पार्टी के अहमदाबाद ऑफ़िस पर गुजरात पुलिस की रेड। दो घंटे तलाशी लेकर चले गए। कुछ नहीं मिला। बोले फिर आयेंगे।
— Isudan Gadhvi (@isudan_gadhvi) September 11, 2022
"The BJP is so scared with the growing popularity of the Aam Aadmi Party in Gujarat that now it is misusing power to get our office raided," the Gujarat unit of the AAP said in a tweet.
"After Delhi, now they have started getting raids conducted in Gujarat too. Be it Delhi or Gujarat, they are not going to find anything," it added.
गुजरात में आम आदमी पार्टी की बढ़ती लोकप्रियता से भाजपा इतनी बुरी तरह डर गई है कि अब वह अपनी सत्ता का दुरुपयोग कर हमारे कार्यालय पर रेड करवा रही है।
दिल्ली के बाद अब गुजरात में भी इन्होंने रेड करवानी शुरू कर दी है। दिल्ली हो या गुजरात, इनको कुछ भी गलत नही मिलने वाला।
— AAP Gujarat । Mission2022 (@AAPGujarat) September 11, 2022
The Gujarat Assembly polls are slated to be held later in the year.
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