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Gujarat civic election: AAP makes entry in Saurashtra
Rajkot: This year’s Gujarat’s local election results is changing the political scenario of Gujarat with a third party making inroads both at Municipal Corporation and district, Nagar Palika and taluka panchayat seats.
In Saurashtra, Aam Aadmi Party secured 26 seats including 2 in district Panchayat,4 Nagar Palika, and 20 taluka panchayat seats.
“Nowhere in the history of Gujarat politics, the third party has been powerful. Even stalwarts like Keshubhai Patel and strong Patidar power could not form third front. If AAP wins any single-seat, I will resign as MLA. I challenge no one will vote for AAP” audio of Pravin Muchadiya a Congress MLA from Kalavad went viral while talking to her far relative 23 years old Dayaben Makvana and AAP candidate from Beraja taluka panchayat seat in Jamnagar district.
Incidentally, Makwana emerged as the winner. Makwana working with Bank of Baroda was lucky on Tuesday as she also cleared her Bank cashier exam.
Speaking to First India Makwana said “Impressed by the party work, I joined the party, though my father is a congress supporter my brother and mother supported me.
Now we will call my uncle Pravinbhai (MLA) and ask for his resignation since he had mentioned that he will resign if the party won a single seat”
Similarly, 45-year-old Vasantben Chovatiya won the Moti Malti taluka seat of Jamnagar district with the help of her son’s and husband’s support. “No one in my family is into politics. On my son’s wish, I contested the election.
I am a farm worker, but I always wished that my village progress especially when it comes to cleanliness.” Vasantben told First India.
AAP Pradesh Sangathan Mantri Ajit Lokhil said, “Though the result is not as per our expectations, we are happy that we could make a dent in many areas and defeat established parties.” (Masuma Bharmal Jariwala)