Delhi chief minister and AAP’s national convener Arvind Kejriwal said Colonel Ajay Kothiyal (retired) would be the party chief minister’s candidate for the forthcoming Uttarakhand assembly elections. The elections are going to take place in the first quarter of next year.
“We will make Uttarakhand the spiritual capital of Hindus. We will develop the Devbhoomi in a manner that 10 times more devotees can come here”, said Kejriwal. An Indian Army veteran and former principal of Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) at Uttarkashi. Colonel Kothiyal joined the AAP, this year, on April 20.
About the elections
Assembly elections are to be held in Uttarakhand next year. So, the Aam Aadmi Party has decided to contest all the seats in Uttarakhand. Apart from Uttarakhand, assembly elections are also going to take place in Goa next year. Thus, the Aam Aadmi Party has decided to go it alone there as well. Although AAP had contested elections in Goa in 2017 as well, it did not win a single seat.
Earlier, when Arvind Kejriwal came to Dehradun and promised to provide 300 units of free electricity to the people of Uttarakhand, and this time too people expected that he could make a big election announcement.
On Tuesday the Aam Aadmi Party informed that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will go to Dehradun and make a big announcement there. Arvind Kejriwal reached Mangwal in Dehradun and announced Ajay Kothiyal as the party’s chief ministerial candidate for Uttarakhand.
Know more about Ajay Kothiyal
Colonel (retired) Kothiyal is a veteran of the Indian Army and the former principal of the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) in Uttarkashi. He joined AAP on April 20. He is also well known for his work in the aftermath of the 2013 Kedarnath disaster. Now, he manages an institute that trains and motivates local youths to join the armed forces.