Sounding confident of his party putting up a sterling performance in Goa assembly polls early next year, AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal today rounded off his three-day visit to the coastal state by calling upon the Archbishop here and an interaction with editors of local media.
In the last leg of his visit, the Delhi Chief Minister met Archbishop Rev Fr Filipe Neri Ferrao at his residence to seek his “blessings.”
“I have come here to take blessings of the Archbishop. It was a courtesy visit,” Kejriwal told reporters outside the palace this morning.
Kejriwal had also met Swamy Brahmanand, a spiritual leader.
Kejriwal said that during his visit, he interacted with the fishermen and tourism stakeholders, and all are deeply concerned about the “corruption unleashed” by BJP and Congress.
“I am meeting all the stakeholders. All are fed up with the corruption of BJP and Congress. They have only one hope, that is AAP,” he claimed.
Kejriwal on the first day of his tour had claimed that his party will win at least 35 of the 40 seats in the Goa assembly.
“AAP will spoil the prospects of both the parties (Congress and BJP). Out of the 40, we will win minimum 35 seats (in Goa Assembly elections),” he asserted, holding that people had realised they had an alternative in AAP.
He claimed AAP will repeat in Goa the history created in Delhi as people will go for the party and reject Congress and BJP.
He said that if voted to power in Goa, AAP will continue giving grants to English medium schools, alluding to concern of sections of the people with certain outfits unleashing a campaign for limiting state support to those institutions where medium of instruction is Konkani or Marathi.
“Whether to extend the grant to all the English medium schools can be decided after discussions,” he said.
AAP has already announced that they will be contesting all the 40 constituencies in Goa in the upcoming Assembly polls.