AAP’s state unit president Gopal Italia and general secretary Manoj Soratihya were also in the race for the top post. Not only national general secretary Gadhvi. The nominee was named on the basis of the opinion raised to the party by the people of the state.
Isudan Gadhvi will be Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) CM candidate for the next month’s Gujarat Assembly elections, declared the party’s national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on 4th November, Friday.
National convenor Arvind Kejriwal told the 40-year-old Gadhvi got as many as 73% votes in a poll conducted by the party. Gadhvi belongs to a farmers’ family in Dwarka district’s Pipaliya village.
Kejriwal held a press conference in Ahmedabad to announce the name. Last week, Kejriwal encouraged individuals to reach the party through SMS, WhatsApp, voice mail, and e-mail to share their thoughts about who should be the Chief Minister contender from the party in the Gujrat, which is currently being ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under Shri Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel.
Arvind Kejriwal had told individuals could submit their points of view till 3 November evening and on the grounds of their opinions, the name of the party’s chief ministerial name would be announced the following day.
“We will announce the result on November 4,” he had spoken last Saturday. At that time, Kejriwal had also mentioned, “During the Punjab elections, we had asked people as to who should be the next chief minister. People named Bhagwant Mann by a massive prevalence. And as per the wishes of the public, we made him chief minister.”
The AAP on Thursday announced its ninth list of 10 candidates for the Gujarat polls, taking the number of contenders whose names have been announced so far to 118. Elections to the 182-member Gujarat Assembly will be held in two phases next month – on December 1st and 5th December, while votes will be counted on December 8.