On his first day of electoral campaign, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said in a gathering with fans "Today mismanagement and incompetence has created problems like inflation, unemployment, economic problems as well as social ones which consume the society. Today we must revive the jihadi morale for work and perseverance.”
He added "I promise on this day that we will be able to tap into this with no bios and waste of opportunities to create chances for people from all strata. Today we must make sure that all people, with no prejudice, will be active in the economic sphere.”
"I give my word that I will lay the proper economical grounds in two years and will fend off the politicized hands which lay opportunities and promises waste,” he stated.