Gandhinagar (Gujarat), November 4: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday announced Isudan Gadhvi, the party's National Joint General Secretary, as its chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections.
Gadhvi is also a member of the AAP's National Executive Committee. The announcement came after the party held a crowdsourcing campaign in which residents of the state could vote on a number and an email address provided by the party until 5 p.m. on November 3.
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on October 29 launched the campaign asking people whom they wanted as their chief ministerial candidate.
Earlier, during the Assembly elections in Punjab, the AAP had conducted a survey in which Bhagwant Mann had been the clear popular choice. After AAP's landslide victory in the polls, Bhagwant Mann went on to become the chief minister of the state.
The Election Commission announced the dates for the Gujarat Assembly elections earlier on Thursday.
The voting will take place in two phases on December 1 and 5. The counting of votes will take place on December 8, which is also the date of the Himachal Pradesh election results.
- PTC NEWS