Arvind Kejriwal announced Isudan Gadhvi as Gujarat’s Chief Ministerial candidate for the AAP.

Arvind Kejriwal announced Isudan Gadhvi as Gujarat’s Chief Ministerial candidate.

Arvind Kejriwal announced Isudan Gadhvi as Gujarat’s Chief Ministerial candidate for the AAP. He announced it at a public gathering in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Last week AAP invited public opinion; and 16,48,500 responses were received and 73 per cent of them named Isudanbhai Gadhvi. Kejriwal urged people to contact the party through SMS, WhatsApp; voice mail and e-mail to give their views. The view was about who should be the CM candidate from the party in the state for the elections; due to be held in two phases on December 1 and 5. After the announcement, Gadhvi embraced party colleagues Manoj Sorathiya and Yuvrajsinh Jadeja and got down the stage to seek the blessings of his mother. In a tweet, he thanked Kejriwal and the people of Gujarat.

Who is Isudhan Gadhvi?

Born to a farmer in Pipaliya village of Dwarka district in Gujarat on January 10, 1982; Isudan Gadhvi belongs to the community of other backward classes. He graduated from Gujarat Vidyapeeth; Ahmedabad in 2005 where he pursued a Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and then worked as a journalist. He began working with Doordarshan and started as a field journalist in Porbandar with ETV Gujarati from 2007 to 2011.

Gadhvi’s reporting helped bring focus on a 150-crore illegal deforestation scam in the Dang and Kaprada districts of the state. The Gujarat government subsequently took action in the case. His reporting on farmers’ issues helped earn him a substantial following in rural areas. In 2015, Gadhvi joined the Gujarati TV channel VTV as a prime-time show anchor. In his show called Mahamanthan. Gadhvi discussed national and state issues with panellists in the studio, as well as with the public via ‘phone-ins’ and organised debates. At VTV, he went on to become the youngest channel head in the regional media. He quit as the channel’s editor last year to join the AAP.

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