Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia said his party will win all the 70 seats in the February 8 assembly elections as there is no competition from either the Congress or the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Delhi’s deputy chief minister said people can see the work done by the BJP and the Congress in the other states and if they compare it to that of the AAP, the two parties are not in competition with Delhi’s ruling party.
“There is no competition from anyone. Look at the other states ruled by the two parties. The cost of electricity is so high. Education is so costly. All the BJP leaders in Delhi are saying they will stop the free subsidy on electricity and water. They will also stop free travel for women on public buses. People do not like them and so there is no competition,” he said.
Sisodia said it was evident from the statements made by the BJP leaders that they have surrendered before Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal.
“They too know that Arvind Kejriwal is coming back to power,” Sisodia told IANS.
The journalist-turned-politician said the work done by his government and not political slugfest will be the driving force for the assembly polls.
Sisodia, who plays a crucial role in both the party and the Delhi government, said the people of Delhi are happy with the AAP as it has solved the everyday issues faced by the common man.
“The people of Delhi are happy that so much work has been done for electricity, water, education and health, along with developments in other local issues. No other government ever has done so much for the people of Delhi, or even anywhere in the country. And so, work done for the common man is the driving force of this election campaign,” said the minister.
It is the confidence in the work done by the government, Sisodia added, that has encouraged the party to ask people to openly vote for AAP only if they feel the party has worked.
“It will be the first time ever that a ruling party is seeking votes by saying vote for us only if you feel we have worked. We are saying openly that if anyone feels we have not worked, they should not vote for us,” the MLA from the Patparganj constituency of East Delhi said.
The minister also took on the BJP for the lack of a chief minister candidate. “There is no credible face in the BJP against Kejriwal. They have no one who can compete with Kejriwal. The BJP’s CM face will be compared to Kejriwal and the name should have something to compete with Kejriwal. Delhi should have an option to compare. We even helped them (BJP) filter seven faces from the party, but they cannot even choose from those seven faces,” Sisodia said referring to an earlier campaign “Kejriwal vs Who” by the party.
The AAam Aadmi Party had put a poster outside its office wishing happy new year to BJP leaders Gautam Gambhir, Manoj Tiwari, Vijay Goel, Hardeep Singh Puri, Harsh Vardhan, Vijender Gupta and Parvesh Verma, calling them seven chief minister candidates of the Delhi BJP.
On the issues of the new citizenship law and the National Register of Citizens, Sisodia said it is the BJP’s character to bring issues which create apprehensions in the minds of people.
“During the elections, they (BJP) bring such issues to distract people. However, they will not be able to make any difference this time. The elections will be fought on the basis of work done by the AAP government.”
Delhi holds polls on February 8 and counting will take place on February 11.
LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*
Police detain hundreds over New Delhi clashes
Councillor booked for alleged role in Delhi riots
Death toll rises to 32 in religious violence in India's capital
Modi appeals for calm as Delhi toll rises to 24
Sonia demands Shah’s ‘immediate’ resignation
24 dead as wedding bus falls off bridge
Toll rises to 19 from violence in Indian capital: hospital official
Delhi tense as violence continues; toll hits 13
India, US clinch $3bn defence deals