Ahead of Bawana bypolls that are scheduled to take place on August 23, CM Arvind Kejriwal visited the constituency on Sunday. The locals wore white caps, held posters and flags for CM Arvind Kejriwal who visited the constituency on Sunday. Kejriwal arrived at Bawana at 4:30 pm and as his car came to a halt a child stole one look at the man and ran to his mother, saying: Ye Kejriwal hai? Kejriwal aa gaya?” Having realised that it was him, a crowd gathered, raising slogans of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ and ‘Inquilab Zindabad’, reported Indian Express.
With AAP MLA Ved Prakash joining the BJP, the party held a meeting with residents of the constituency over the weekend, with a day left for the bypolls, reported IE. As per sources, the party made a conscious decision to use the Delhi CM sparingly during the campaign. The party’s logic, a senior leader said, “was to fight the election on issues, rather than personalities,” reported IE.
After visiting the colony Kejriwal listened to the complaints of the residents. A resident complained to the CM,”There are thekas here which sell illegal liquor… Police are also involved. Please stop this.” Another resident named Kalawati, who was buying water from a tanker, made sure that her grievance falls on CM’s ear. She said,”We don’t get water here. We have to buy water — Rs 5 for filling up a small utensil, and a bigger bucket for Rs 10.”
The report added, before leaving Bawana, Kejriwal promised the residents of the colony that he will look into the issues of water, electricity and illegal thekas. Talking about the connectivity problem the CM said that the DTC bus service would take time. Notably, following a series of electoral losses in Punjab Assembly elections, MCD polls, and Rajouri Garden bypolls, the party is pinning its hopes on Bawana bypolls.
AAP had started its campaign in Bawana weeks before the bypoll was announced. Kejriwal had made a series of visits to villages around Bawana, talking about how the party “was the only one that cared about rural Delhi”