Kejriwal fails to make it to the SDM Office owing to huge crowd, will file nomination tommrow
Vishal Malhotra/Lokesh Goswami Tennews New Delhi :
New Delhi(20/01/2020) : Aam Aadmi Party National Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal set out on Monday morning to file his nomination from the New Delhi assembly seat. The ‘Walk With Kejriwal’ roadshow was to be followed by CM Kejriwal going to Jamnagar House to file his nomination papers with the Returning Officer. However, owing to the unprecedented crowd on the streets that turned out in his support, he was unable to reach the SDM office in time.
Thousands of people walked with CM Kejriwal from the Valmiki Mandir near RK Ashram Marg Metro station to the Hanuman Mandir near Connaught Place.
Before joining the mega road show, CM Kejriwal sought the blessings of his parents at his residence. The entire Kejriwal family, including his wife, two children and parents reached the historic Valmiki Mandir at noon from where the AAP leader commenced his roadshow, ahead of filing his nomination from the New Delhi constituency.
Sharing the significance of the Valmiki Mandir, Kejriwal tweeted in the morning, “AAP has begun many chapters of its journey from the historic Valmiki Mandir in New Delhi. In 2013, we had raised the broom (as our election symbol) for the first time to clean up our politics. Today, once again, I will take the blessings of Lord Valmiki and file my nomination.”
Flanked by his friend and colleague in the Delhi government, Manish Sisodia and AAP MP Sanjay Singh, CM Kejriwal started moving in his open jeep towards Connaught Place through the Panchkuian Marg. The rally proceeded into the Inner Circle of CP and then on to Baba Kharak Singh Marg where the rally came to a halt at Hanuman Mandir.
Addressing the huge gathering of supporters in the rally, Arvind Kejriwal said, “Friends, I am tocuhed by this overwhelming support that I am witnessing today. I love you. We have worked really hard in these five years to improve the lives of the people of Delhi. We have tried to improve the lives of all sections of people, including children, elders and women in Delhi. We have worked with sheer honesty in the last five years, and today marks the beginning of gearing up for the next five years.”
“I prayed to Lord Shiva early morning, sought the blessings of Lord Valmiki at Valmiki Mandir, and visited Hanuman Mandir just now to pray to Lord Hanuman that the next five years should be equally fulfilling like the previous five years. I hope that the people are happy with the development of Delhi in the last five years. The last five years have passed very well and I am sure the next five will also be as good for Delhi. I hope that you will bless us in the same way as you blessed us five years back,” he said.
“I had to file my nomination today but I could not because the nomination office closes at 3PM and I was late. I was repeatedly told to come off and travel to the nomination office, but how could I go? I could not leave behind the outpouring love and support from my people. We are ending the roadshow here. I will go along with my family and file my nomination tomorrow,” said CM Kejriwal.
Thanking all the people who joined him for the road show, he said, “I want to thank you all for your conviction and support, you all have been walking in the rally since the morning. Only 20 days are left for the elections, I want you all to go from door-to-door to urge people to vote for the AAP in the upcoming elections.”