Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal today claimed his party will repeat in Goa its electoral performance of Delhi and win at least 35 out of 40 seats in the state in upcoming Assembly election.
“AAP will spoil the prospects of both the parties (Congress and BJP). Out of the 40, we will win over minimum 35 seats (in Goa Assembly elections),” Kejriwal told reporters in Vasco town after interacting with fishermen community.
He began his two-day visit to the state today.
Responding to a question on chief ministerial face of the party in Goa, he said AAP will give this responsibility to someone from the state.
“There are 20 lakh people living in the state. Goans have leadership capabilities. I am a small person here. I can’t do much sitting in Delhi,” he said.
“Kejriwal is not important, the party is important,” he said reacting to the question whether his image is becoming larger than AAP.
He said AAP repeat in Goa the history created in Delhi as people will go for the party and reject Congress and BJP.
“We will repeat the history. The reason is that people in Goa have witnessed that BJP and Congress are two sides of the same coin, they just fight on the face, but behind that they hold secret meetings with each other. They go along very well, but people suffer,” he commented.
He alleged that both Congress and BJP are “completely corrupt parties”.
“People have realised that. But they had no option in the past. Now there is an option in the form of AAP,” he claimed.
Kejriwal said, “AAP is not a party, it is a revolution… a revolution against corruption.”
Equating problems of fishermen in Goa to that of poor people in Delhi, he said the fight of the people is for the livelihood, which is being snatched by government.
“Similar situation prevailed in Delhi when our government was formed. Poor people were fighting for their livelihood. Before the election, we had promised that we will not allow anyone’s livelihood to be affected or homes to be demolished. We are fulfilling the promise. We are constructing houses for the people living in huts,” he claimed.
Kejriwal is scheduled to hold interactions with small hoteliers at Calangute tomorrow.