Last updated: November 04, 2022, 14:33 IST
Isudan Gadhvi is the ministerial face of Aam Aadmi in Gujarat, party leader Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday. Confident that he will win the elections in Gujarat, the Delhi CM said he is not announcing the main ministerial state but the next CM of the state.
Gadhvi is one of Gujarat’s most popular TV journalists and anchors. His show ‘Mahamanthan’ on VTV News was supposed to run from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., but was extended to 9:30 p.m. by popular demand, while the ratings remained the same.
“The show had lakhs of viewers. People gave a lot of love and as the show shifted out of the studio, hundreds of people gathered. Farmers in particular saw a messiah in me,” says Gadhvi, who often describes himself as a ‘Nayak’ who holds the promise of hope and justice for the people. In addition to that one show, Gadhvi also did a weekly program on Sundays to ‘Preserve Dharmik Sanskriti’.
Gadhvi, 40, comes from an economically sound farming family in the village of Pipaliya in the Dwarka district and as his surname indicates, he belongs to the Gadhvi caste, which is included in the other backward castes of Gujarat. Incidentally, OBCs account for 48 percent of the population in Gujarat. It is this factor, apart from Gadhvi’s own popularity and clean image, that can tip the scales in his favor.
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