Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal began his Lok Sabha election campaigning in Mumbai by commuting in auto and suburban train. At around 11.00 am Kejriwal reached Mumbai as huge crowds arrived to welcome him. Journalists and photographers were present in large numbers to report about Kejriwal’s visit in the metropolis as security too was beefed up. The former Delhi chief minister stepped out of the airport and hired an auto accompanied by AAP spokesperson Preeti Sharma Menon and Dr Hiramal.
As Kejriwal’s autorickshaw left for Andheri station, a contingent of police personnel, media persons and party activists followed his vehicle covering the distance of five kilometers. Even AAP party workers followed the auto and chanted slogans ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’ and ‘Hamara neta kaisa ho, Arvind Kejriwal jaisa ho.”AAP supporters had taken a leave from office to catch a glimpse of their leader Kejriwal.
At around 12.15 pm Kejriwal reached Andheri station and boarded a suburban train to commute towards Churchgate station in south Mumbai. Massive crowds entered inside the compartment to see him. While commuting in the train Kejriwal also interacted with Mumbaikars.
After Kejriwal alighted at Churchgate station people greeted him and cheered for him. He was clad in a skyblue shirt, sleeves partly rolled up, and his trademark AAP cap and dark trousers. In an attempt to meet Kejriwal commuters even broke the metal detectors installed at the station. Later he began campaigning from the constituencies of AAP candidates Meera Sanyal and Medha Patkar.
Kejriwal held a ‘Jhaadu Chalao Yatra’ on the streets of the city accompanied by Medha Patkar and Meera Sanyal. He also waved the crowds by raising his hands. Kejriwal also met Mumbaikars to know more about the problems faced by them.
A man became so excited that he attempted to kiss Kejriwal but he remained unsuccessful due to the presence of massive crowds..
Talking to AV, Abhishek Shah who attended Kejriwal’s rally said, “I am pleased to see Arvind Kejriwal in Mumbai. For the first time, I had noticed so many crowds to watch any politician. I pray for the success of AAP party which will pave way for good governance in the country.”
Ramesh Singh a Khar resident said, “I am impressed with the simplicity of Kejriwal who has brought the corruption issue to the forefront. If AAP party comes to power then corruption can be eliminated from our country.”
The AAP chief urged the gathered crowd to go from house to house and asked people to vote for the jhadoo.