Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, stated on Thursday that the BJP is “horrified” by the Aam Aadmi Party’s explosive growth in Gujarat and questioned whether it intended to nominate Union Home Minister Amit Shah as its candidate for chief minister in the state’s upcoming Assembly elections.
The national convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) pondered in a cryptic tweet if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was dissatisfied with Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendrabhai Patel’s performance.
Is it accurate to say that the BJP would choose Amit Shah Ji as its candidate for chief minister in the Gujarat Assembly elections? Kejriwal posed the query in a Hindi tweet.
He further questioned, “Is the BJP upset with Bhupendrabhai Patel’s work?”
Kejriwal had tweeted in March that he was unsure if Praful K. Patel, the administrator of Lakshadweep, would become Delhi’s next lieutenant governor. The Delhi LG at the time was Anil Baijal.
The BJP allegedly considered replacing Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur with Union minister Anurag Thakur on April 7 in advance of the state’s Assembly elections, according to Manish Sisodia, the deputy chief minister of Delhi.
According to Mr. Sisodia, who attributed his allegation to “trusted sources,” the BJP wanted to make “the significant adjustment” because it was concerned about losing the impending election due to the AAP’s rising popularity in the hill state.
Before the Goa Assembly elections in October of last year, Mr. Sisodia had said that the saffron party was going to oust Chief Minister Pramod Sawant because the public disapproved of how his administration was doing its duties.
The BJP has debunked the AAP leader’s assertion.
Until the conclusion of the Assembly’s term, Mr. Sawant remained the coastal state’s chief minister.
After the BJP won the Assembly elections, he was sworn in as chief minister of Goa for the second term in a row.
In Goa, the AAP won two seats.
The AAP has started a membership drive in other states to increase its presence, riding high on its stunning win in the Punjab Assembly elections earlier this year.
The party, which positions itself as an alternative to the BJP and the Congress, is preparing to run candidates for all of the seats in the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections, which are expected to take place later this year.
Recently, the party unveiled its first list of 10 candidates for the Gujarat elections.