Ahmedabad: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday kick-started its election campaign in poll-bound Gujarat, accusing the BJP government in the state of being "arrogant, corrupt and murderous" and highlighting several issues, including unemployment.
AAP leader and Delhi minister Gopal Rai launched the party's campaign as he led a road show that roughly covered a distance of 20 kilometres in the city, in which thousands of party workers took part.
During his address to the party workers, Rai, who is the party's election in-charge for Gujarat, expressed confidence that his party would throw out the government in the upcoming elections. He also said that the people of the state would respond to the bullets fired by the government through ballots.
"The BJP government is arrogant, corrupt and murderous. The AAP has started a march to bring about a change in the state by throwing out such a government," Rai said.
He added that the arrogance of BJP government has reached the "peak of the Mount Everest", and not a single work is possible without corruption.
"Corruption, unemployment, pathetic condition of schools and hospitals, injustice to farmers, are some of the issues faced by the people in the state. The government fires bullets at people when they raise their voice against this. But people will respond to the bullets through ballots," he said.
The road show started from Nana Chiloda Circle on the outskirts of the city and ended at Sabarmati riverfront, after which some leaders of the party visited the Sabarmati Ashram to pay obeisance to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary.
The AAP had recently made an announcement that it would contest the upcoming Assembly polls in Gujarat.
Out of the total 182 Assembly segments, the party has so far conducted meetings in 21 constituencies. Total 125 persons have expressed their wish to be in the fray from these 21 seats, the party had recently said.
Updated Date: Oct 03, 2017 10:31 AM