Ahead of Delhi assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday launched a new ‘I love Kejriwal’ campaign, inviting people to support and once again elect Arvind Kejriwal as the Chief Minister of Delhi.
According to reports, the Aam Aadmi Party will paint the slogan “I Love Kejriwal” behind auto-rickshaws and distribute pamphlets among the public. The party has decided to distribute pamphlets in the capital detailing the work done by Kejriwal.
Speaking to the media, AAP leader Gopal Rai said the ‘I love Kejriwal’ campaign will be run along with the ‘Jan Samvad Yatra’ where the party leaders were taking feedback from people in each of the 70 assembly constituencies on AAP government’s work in the last four-and-a-half years.
“We are appointing booth level in-charges in every constituency in Delhi. It will be his or her responsibility to ensure that ‘I Love Kejriwal’ campaign and the pamphlets reach every street and block,” Rai said.
Rai said that the campaign was inspired by the Delhi auto drivers who had started writing ‘I love Kejriwal’ on their autos to express their love for the chief minister. The party has also launched a campaign asking people who wish to support Kejriwal in the upcoming elections to give a missed call on a number to participate in the campaign.
The pamphlet being distributed by AAP lists the ‘achievements’ of Kejriwal. It says Kejriwal is ‘Padha Likha'(educated) and a Desh-Bhakt (patriot). It praises Kejriwal by insisting that he is an Aam Aadmi like all voters, he can lay down his life for the nation, he is Delhi’s ‘Shravan Kumar’, and he has ‘rectified’ the electricity supply companies of Delhi because he is educated and an ‘IIT Engineer’.
Earlier on September 1, the AAP had launched a 35-day-long “Jansamvd Yatra”, which aims to reach two constituencies per day. During the yatra, AAP leaders and MLAs communicate with the public about the Delhi government work on water, power and health and seek suggestions.
Taking a dig at the campaign, BJP said it was a “desperate attempt” by AAP to check the failing popularity of the CM. Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said that the ‘I love Kejriwal’ campaign proved that there was no one in Delhi who loved Arvind Kejriwal anymore and added that the results of the 2017 municipal polls and recent Lok sabha elections had shaken the Aam Aadmi Party.
“It is unfortunate that Kejriwal does not love anyone but himself. Had he loved Delhi the contractual employees would have been regularised, the city would not have become number one in pollution, those living in unauthorised colonies would not have faced so many problems and the poor would have got the benefits of free treatment up to 5 lakh rupees under the Aayushman Bharat scheme,” Tiwari said.