Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday appealed to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Gujarat to work for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) while remaining in the ruling party. Kejriwal, the national convener of the Aam Aadmi Party, said this while addressing a press conference in Rajkot on Saturday, the last day of his two-day tour of Gujarat. Kejriwal said that BJP workers should keep taking money from BJP but from inside they should work for AAP.
Kejriwal said that if his party comes to power in the state, BJP workers will also get the benefit of all the guarantees given to the common people. AAP’s national convener said, “We do not want to include BJP leaders in our party. BJP can keep its leaders. BJP’s ‘Panna Pramukh’, workers from villages, booths and talukas are joining us in large numbers. I want to ask him what has the BJP given him in return for his service even after so many years?
Kejriwal said the BJP did not offer facilities like free and quality education, healthcare and free electricity to its party workers and their family members, but the Aam Aadmi Party would care about their welfare. Kejriwal said, ‘BJP workers can remain in their own party but they can work for the Aam Aadmi Party. Many of them are given money by BJP, so take money from there but work for us, because we don’t have money.
Kejriwal opened the box of promises
AAP national convener Kejriwal said, “When we form the government in Gujarat, we will give free electricity and BJP workers will also get it. We will give you 24 hours free electricity and build good schools for your children where they will get free education. We will ensure free and quality treatment for your family members and will also give Rs 1,000 per month as allowance to the women in your family. Appealing to the BJP workers, Kejriwal said that despite the rule of 27 years, there is no point in continuing in the BJP.”
‘AAP’ is not Congress that can be intimidated: Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister said, ‘I want to tell all BJP workers to stay there but work for AAP. You guys are intelligent, work for the Aam Aadmi Party from within. Kejriwal raised the issue of the recent attack on Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Gujarat unit general secretary Manoj Sorathiya and feared that “there will be many more attacks on the people of Gujarat for supporting AAP”.
“The attack on Manoj Sorathiya shows that the BJP is desperate. Not understanding what to do. They are looking at defeat. Kejriwal said that the Aam Aadmi Party is not a Congress and it cannot be intimidated by the ruling party.”