Arvind Kejriwal said that Aam Aadmi Party will come to power in Gujarat after Delhi Punjab. The Aam Aadmi Party won only five seats, despite a huge chunk of the Congress vote. Ahead of Bhupendra Patel’s swearing-in as Gujarat chief minister on Monday, there were indications that some of the five Aam Aadmi Party MLAs were considering joining the BJP. According to political sources, the possibility that all five AAP MLAs may join the BJP cannot be ruled out. In that case, AAP’s parliamentary party will merge with BJP in the assembly.
Yesterday, Junagadh Bisavadar MLA Bhupat Bhayani said that he has not joined the BJP yet. But will decide to join BJP in the next two-three days. He will take the opinion of the people of his assembly constituency. Bhupat was earlier in BJP. This leader, close to former Chief Minister Vijay Rupani joined AAP without getting a ticket. Rupani himself recently said that BJP’s doors are open to all. Another BJP leader, Nitin Patel, said that the AAP MLAs should consider the area’s activities.
Claim of Bhupat
Bhupat claims that he has always been initiated into the ideology of RSS. Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s work. Despite winning on AAP’s ticket, he claimed that people voted for his identity. The people of Gujarat have given verdicts in favor of the BJP. If there is no contact with the government, he cannot work in the area. According to political sources, if Bhupat joins the BJP alone, his MLA post may be rejected under the anti-defection law. So, others can join BJP with him. BJP is in touch with at least three AAP MLAs.
Congress leaders alleged that earlier in Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Haryana, AAP’s wing had merged with BJP. This time it can happen in Gujarat Assembly too. Gujarat election in-charge Congress leader Ashok Gehlaut yesterday again alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party was fielded to siphon Congress votes. Congress leadership claims that BJP’s votes have increased. But the Aam Aadmi Party has split the Congress vote into rural areas. Otherwise, the number of Congress seats would have increased. Now AAP leaders are going to join BJP.
BJP leaders counterclaim that 156 MLAs of the BJP have already won. BJP is struggling to form the cabinet before taking the oath. Because all areas of Gujarat should have representation in the cabinet, so should Adivasi, OBC, Dalit, Patidar, and all communities.
Congress should learn from Gujarat’s defeat: Chidambaram
The political camp continued to discuss the failure of the Congress in Gujarat even after removing the BJP from Himachal Pradesh. Veteran Congress leader P Chidambaram spoke about the results of the recent polls in Himachal, Gujarat, and Delhi. He said that Congress should learn from the defeat of Congress in Gujarat. Ever since the election campaign in Gujarat started, questions about the electoral strategy of the Congress have been raised. There was a discussion in the political circles that the presence of Congress was not felt there.