AAP eyes Gujarat next, launches Azadi Andolan
The campaign is aimed at 'freeing the people of Gujarat from the fear, corruption, injustice and exploitation prevalent under the present government'.
Focusing on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat, Aam Aadmi Party has pitched its 'Gujarat Azadi Andolan', a two-month long political campaign across all 182 assembly seats.
AAP's focus has turned to Gujarat where the BJP rules the state since 2002 after the completion of Goa and Punjab polls. Gujarat is expected to go to polls in December this year.
The campaign will essentially train its guns on BJP national president Amit Shah. Delhi MLA Gulab Singh Yadav, who is in-charge of Gujarat Affairs in AAP said that the campaign is aimed at 'freeing the people of Gujarat from the fear, corruption, injustice and exploitation prevalent under the present government,' Economic Times reported.
"Everything works at the command of Shah who micro manages everything -from politics to trade- in Gujarat. AAP wants to end that," Economic Times quoted as Gulab Singh Yadav saying.
Explaining about the first full-fledged political campaign in the state, AAP spokesperson Harshil Nayak said: "We will be reaching out to all 45,000 booths in the Gujarat through this campaign in an organised way." "We have organised all 45,000 booths in the state in clusters of Khands (clusters of 20 booths) and Samitis (5 booths) and our volunteers will reach out to citizens through local sabhas to understand their problems and complaints against the incumbent government," Nayak remarked.