Guwahati: The Assam unit of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday said that Delhi chief minister and party leader Arvind Kejriwal will not visit Assam for election campaign nor will support any regional party.
Addressing to media today, the party’s state unit also revealed that AAP will not even contest in Assam Assembly election this year.
“We were ready to contest from 50 constituencies but the discussion with other new parties was not fruitful and we don’t want to divide vote by contesting election with forming our own party,” said AAP state coordinator Bhaben Choudhury.
Lashing back at Himanta Biswa Sarma for his sneering comment on Kejriwal, Choudhury said, “When Kejriwal will come to Assam, it will cut the ground from under Himanta’s feet.”
Choudhury also warned Himanta not to make such jibe at the AAP leader and Delhi chief minister. “We will be happy if he refrains from making such comments,” said the AAP state coordinator.
The development came after state finance minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday took a dig at Kejriwal by addressing him as a mere visitor to Assam.
Sarma also welcomed the AAP leader with folded hands and invited him to visit places such as Kamakhya Temple, Majuli, the mighty Brahmaputra and other such places of scenic beauty.
“In Delhi they will have to worry about coronavirus but in Assam they are free to visit places,” Sarma further said to the media persons.
The AAP, today, held a press meet and cleared that their party leader have no such intension of visiting the state or supporting other parties.
Earlier, AJP president Lurinjyoti Gogoi hinted on receiving support from the AAP as he stated that they are in touch with all the independent regional parties having no links with national political parties or alleged communal political parties for election campaigns in the poll-bound Assam.