Saturday, 17 April 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
After the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Uttarakhand announced that it will spring a surprise on this Sunday in the presence of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, speculation has grown strong that a prominent personality would be joining the party. This personality may be the AAP chief ministerial candidate for the assembly elections the next year. The state in-charge of the party, Dinesh Mohaniya released a statement on Friday stating that the party members were preparing for this day for a long time which will mark “the beginning of a great change” in Uttarakhand. He said that on April 18, Kejriwal will virtually participate in the rally of the party and interact with the party members of 70 assembly constituencies. Apart from addressing the party members in the rally, Mohaniya informed that the Delhi CM would also disclose the plan that would mark the beginning of a great change in the State. He also stressed on the possibility that some prominent personalities might join the party in the presence of Kejriwal.
In the last few days, AAP has created much hype about this through various social media posts that initially fuelled such speculations. In one of its posts, the party shared on social media that the one who protected India’s borders from enemies will now save Uttarakhand- asking people to be ready on April 18. Many have speculated that the party is talking about colonel (retd) Ajay Kothiyal who garnered attention for his role in the reconstruction of Kedarnath after the disaster in the year 2013. It is being deduced that the party is all set to rope in Kothiyal on April 18 as its CM candidate for the forthcoming assembly elections in the State. Meanwhile, Mohaniya has also claimed that Kejriwal’s address besides other developments on Sunday would strengthen the party in Uttarakhand.