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Arvind Kejriwal At Sabarmati Ashram As AAP Tries To Weave Gujarat Story


Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann have been seen spinning the charkha on the ‘Hriday Kunj’ within the Ashram.

Ahmedabad:

With its eyes set on the Gujarat elections later this yr, Aam Aadmi Social gathering is ramping up its occasions within the state. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann kicked off their two-day Gujarat journey with a go to to the Sabarmati Ashram.

The 2 leaders have been seen spinning the charkha on the ‘Hriday Kunj’ in Mahatma Gandhi’s Ashram. Hriday Kunj was once the residential quarters of Mahatma Gandhi and his spouse Kasturba Gandhi.

The leaders then additionally visited the museum contained in the Ashram.

Sabarmati Ashram was a key centre all through India’s freedom wrestle. Mahatma Gandhi began his historic Dandi March in opposition to the British Salt Regulation from this Ashram.

Whereas addressing the media submit a tour of the Ashram Kejriwal stated, “I really feel gratitude to be born in the identical nation as Gandhiji. That is my first go to since I turned Delhi Chief Minister. However I used to return right here as an activist as nicely.”

Bhagwant Mann stated, “I come from a land of freedom fighters-Punjab. I received to see lots right here. Gandhi Ji’s letters and the varied actions he spearheaded. Charkha is a part of each different family in Punjab. My mom and grandmother additionally use it. I’ve seen the Charkha getting used since my childhood. We’re nationalist folks and we love the nation. That is my first go to to Gujarat since I turned Punjab CM.”

Mr Kejriwal refused to reply political questions from the media and stated, “Ye pavitra sthaan hai. Rajneeti ki batein bahar” (This can be a pure place. All political talks shall be achieved outdoors.)

Within the Ashram’s Customer’s Ebook, Mr Kejriwal wrote, “This Ashram is a religious place. It looks like Gandhi ji’s soul resides right here. I additionally really feel religious on coming right here.”

Later, the officers on the Sabarmati Ashram offered the 2 AAP leaders with miniature charkhas and a e book on Mahatma Gandhi’s life.

Chatting with IHNS on the AAP leaders’ go to, Communicator at Sabarmati Ashram Lata Parmar stated, “Each have been pleased to be right here. Additionally they tried to make use of the Charkha. Bhagwant Mann ji stated that he has seen the Charkha from his childhood however the one utilized in Punjab is totally different from the one which belongs to Gandhi ji.”

On being requested about whether or not the workers of the Ashram will get affected by questions that get raised on the political intent of such visits, she stated, “We can’t discover out what’s the intent with which individuals come right here. However when folks come right here then regardless of designation, they imbibe the religious values of Gandhi ji. Individuals really feel impressed by Gandhiji and his wrestle.”

Invoking freedom fighters and their wrestle has been part of AAP’s marketing campaign for fairly a while. In the course of the Punjab marketing campaign freedom fighter Bhagat Singh’s ideology and his heroic acts have been repeatedly highlighted. Mann even took his oath as CM at Bhagat Singh’s ancestral village. It’s believed that AAP has taken up the difficulty to have a novel political identification.

Later at the moment Mr Kejriwal and Mr Mann will maintain a two-kilometre roadshow in Ahmedabad, which the get together is looking ‘Tiranga Yatra’. On Sunday, the leaders will go to the Swaminarayan temple in Ahmedabad.



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