AAP to contest all 7 assembly seats in Gujarat bypolls

AAP to contest all 7 assembly seats in Gujarat bypolls

The fledgling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which has decided to contest all 26 parliamentary seats in Gujarat in the Lok Sabha polls, will also test the waters in the bypolls for seven assembly seats to be held simultaneously on April 30.



By Mahesh Trivedi

Published: Thu 20 Mar 2014, 9:16 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:51 PM

Sukhdev Patel, state convener of Arvind Kejriwal’s party, told Khaleej Times that voters in these seven constituencies are seething with anger as the ‘selfish’ Congress legislators whom they elected had joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and former chief minister Keshubhai Patel of Gujarat Parivartan Party had quit active politics. “We want to give an option to voters who are confused between the BJP and the Congress. BJP has committed an unethical blunder by taking Congress MLAs who were sent to the Assembly by the people and we are committed to expose these MLAs,” he said.

By-elections are to be held in Visavadar and Somnath in Junagadh, Lathi in Amreli, Rapar, Abdasa in Kutch, Himmatnagar in Sabarkantha and Mandvi in Surat. Gujarat AAP media in-charge Harshil Nayak said that judging from the response to their party in these constituencies, they were confident of winning at least five of the seven assembly seats.

mahesh@khaleejtimes.com


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