AAP broom sweeps Jamalpur market clean

The roads around the wholesale vegetable and flower market at Jamalpur witnessed a scene on Saturday that was never witnessed anywhere else in the state in the last 64 years of country's Independence.

The leaders of political parties - be it Congress, BJP or any other else - were known to have celebrated electoral victories by taking out "yatras" accompanied with beating of drums and distribution of sweets and holding of expensive functions. But the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) celebrated its electoral victory and formation of its government in Delhi by broom sweeping the roads around the the area disposing the garbage off by loading it in tractors.

But they were not ordinary people. Among them included people from different professions, from IT professionals to retired bureaucrats like Ramesh Jasani, who retired as development commissioner of Gujarat recently.

There were more than 200 AAP workers, some equipped with broom, some with spades and others with big shallow aluminium buckets. While party workers collected the garbage at one place, the others with buckets loaded it in the tractors. Party workers said that as many as 10 tractor loaded with garbage were removed from the area.

Talking to mediapersons, Jassani said that he was really moved by the spirit of AAP workers. He said that this reminded him of the Gandhian way of serving the society, totally different from the existing "tribe" of politicians who only lorded over the people.

A tea-stall operator, Ramesh Jadav, on the footpath of the vegetable market said that he was very happy with AAP people removing the garbage.

"From tomorrow, I will keep a container so that my customers put the used plastic tea cups in it and don't throw it on the road as it happened at present," he said.

State party convener Sukhdev Patel said that such programmes were organised at other places like Vadodara and Surat as well.

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