On Saturday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Gujarat to join his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) while remaining in the ruling party.
According to Kejriwal, BJP employees should continue to receive “salary” from the BJP even while they work “from within” for the AAP.
On the final day of his two-day visit to poll-bound Gujarat, Kejriwal told a press conference in Rajkot that BJP workers will benefit from all of the “guarantees” he promised people if his party wins power in the state.
“We do not want BJP leaders.” The BJP can keep its leaders. The BJP’s ‘panna pramukhs,’ or workers in villages, booths, and talukas, are flocking to us in droves. “I’d like to ask them what the BJP gave them in exchange for their years of service in the party,” the AAP national convener said. According to Kejriwal, AAP will take care of the needs of BJP employees and their families, whereas the BJP does not offer free and excellent power, healthcare, or education to BJP personnel and their families.
“You (BJP workers) can stay in that party but work for AAP.” Many of them are paid (by the BJP), so take the money but work for us because we don’t have any,” he said.
“When we form a government, we will provide free electricity to everyone, including your homes.” We will provide you with free 24-hour power and construct good schools for your children to receive free education. “We will ensure free and high-quality treatment for your family members and provide Rs 1,000 as an allowance to women in your family,” he said.
In an appeal to saffron party supporters, Kejriwal stated that staying in the BJP and ensuring its victory after 27 years of rule is pointless.