In a power pack trip, AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal will visit Goa, Punjab and Gujarat over the next 13 days where he will interact different groups of people, in a bid to prepare the party for the polls scheduled in these three states next year.
The AAP considers 2017 as a crucial year and is vigorously focusing on these three states that are going to polls. While the BJP is in power in Goa and Gujarat, the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP combine has been at the helm in Punjab for two terms now.
The Delhi Chief Minister will be in Goa on June 28 and 29, his second trip to the state since last one month, where he will interact with fishermen and the youth. Last month, Kejriwal also addressed a rally in the coastal state, which the party aims to capture from the BJP.
He will be in Punjab from July 3 to 5. During his trip to the state, Kejriwal will also release youth manifesto. On July 4, he will address an event of the Christian community in Gurdaspur and interact with the members of Muslim community in Malerkotla.
Kejriwal is also expected to interact with industrialists in Ludhiana during his visit to Punjab.
The AAP has already declared its intentions to contest Gujarat assembly elections.
Considered as a BJP’s strong citadel, the party has been working to make inroads in the state and fill in the vacuum of a “weak” opposition in Gujarat.
Kejriwal, who has extended his tacit support to Patidar leader Hardik Patel by opposing sedition charges slapped at him, will visit Gujarat on July 9 and 10. During his visit, he is likely to meet business leaders and industrialists in the state. He is also likely to visit the Somnath temple.