Kejriwal at Kochi. Photo:ANI
Kochi: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal has announced People's Welfare Alliance, the political alliance of Twenty20 and AAP in Kerala. He was addressing a public meeting organised by the apolitical outfit Twenty20 at the Kitex Garments Ground here on Sunday.
"Now, there will be four political alliances in Kerala--LDF, UDF, NDA & the name of our alliance will be People's Welfare Alliance,” declared Kejriwal.
“Inverter, generator shops have been shut in Delhi because of 24*7 power supply, which is free of cost...Do the people of Kerala not want free electricity too?,” asked the AAP leader.
AAP and Twenty20 seem to have reached a mutual understanding ahead of the bypoll in the Thrikkakara Assembly constituency. Initially, it was rumoured that the outfits would put up a consensus candidate in the election. Soon after, the AAP declared that it will not contest the election.
"Kerala is God's own place. Such a beautiful place, such beautiful people! 10 years ago, nobody knew Arvind Kejriwal. Today, we have governments in Delhi and Punjab. This was all because of God. Now, who wants AAP to form government in Kerala?" asked Kejriwal
"When I fasted for 15 days, doctors said I won't survive. But here I am. All because of God. Our newly formed party's candidates including homemakers, students, and mobile repairers, defeated the sitting Chief Minister of Punjab and Delhi. All because of God," he said.
Kejriwal further mentioned that a poor labourer in Delhi gets over Rs 15,000 as minimum wage that is the highest in India. "On top of that, labourers get quality healthcare, education, transport for women, electricity, water, everything for free. This is possible because of the honest AAP government," he said.
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal visited India's first Food Security Mart, a revolutionary initiative by Twenty20 party led by Sabu Jacob in Kizhakkambalam, Kerala today.
Kejriwal arrived at Cochin international airport near here on Sunday morning to loud cheers of his supporters.
This is the first visit of Kejriwal to Kerala after he won the Delhi assembly elections for the second consecutive term in 2020.