Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal missed filing his nomination, caught up amidst masses showing up in support of his roadshow.
Thousands gathered this morning at the iconic Valmiki Mandir near RK Ashram Marg in Delhi to support their beloved Chief Minister. Arvind Kejriwal the incumbent CM is all geared up for contesting his second term; a third time from the same constituency.
Monday morning, Kejriwal started the show from the lanes of Valmiki Mandir after seeking blessings in the famous temple. He was accompanied by his family and party members like Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Minister for Employment, Development, Labour, General Administration and Irrigation Gopal Rai, national treasurer and a national spokesperson of the Aam Aadmi Party Raghav Chadha, Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Sanjay Singh among others.
What Delayed Kejriwal’s Caravan?
The rally started around 12:30 in a slow-moving vehicle surrounded by a flood of supporters waving broom – AAP’s election symbol. ‘Acchhe beete panch saal, lage raho Kejriwal,’ AAP’s election slogan echoed between Valmiki Mandir till Patel Chow metro station. And amidst this sea of love Kejriwal’s caravan got delayed and delayed some more…
As per the norms, a candidate has to reach the Election Commission Office by 3 pm to file the nomination. As the roadshow delayed Kejriwal’s schedule, the CM missed the mark. He later told reporters, “I was told I’ll have to file nomination, but I said how can I leave them and go? I’ll go to file the nomination tomorrow.”
On Sunday, AAP released its 10-point Guarantee Card mentioning free public travel for students and not just continued but amplified basic facilities for unauthorised colonies in the city. The ongoing free subsidy on water and electricity will continue and further improve if AAP comes back to power, the CM has said.