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Kejriwal bats for Nitish, says BJP will pay a price in Bihar polls

india Updated: Aug 27, 2015 23:27 IST
Anil Kumar

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday claimed that BJP would have to pay a price as the people want delivery and are fed up with ‘negative campaign’.

Kejriwal, who was here to attend a seminar on Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s invite, said, “People have rejected negative politics, yet the BJP was repeating the mistake of indulging in ‘personalised attack’ in the state, as in the case of Delhi polls, and will have to suffer the same way.”

The Delhi CM’s visit makes it clear that he supports the grand alliance led by Kumar. “People are not interested in politics of rancour. They want delivery,” he said.

The Delhi CM visit assumes significance as Kumar was recently felicitated by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief at a function in New Delhi.

The Janata Dal (United) JD(U) is hoping that the AAP’s alleged following among 16 lakh migrants from Bihar in Delhi and NCR, would help the grand alliance led by Kumar in the forthcoming polls.

A number of these migrant labourers return to Bihar during October-November, the time when polls would be held in the state.

“On delivery front, AAP has achieved several times more in six months in comparison to BJP’s year long stint at Centre,” he claimed.

If elections are held in Delhi today, AAP will romp home with all the 70 assembly seats, Kejriwal claimed at the seminar.

Taking a dig at the manner in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced special package for Bihar, the AAP chief said, “Television footage clearly showed that it appeared like an auction. People of the state will give a befitting reply.”

Kejriwal was shown black flags on his arrival by some people who claimed to be supporters of social activist Anna Hazare, police said. The protesters have been detained by police.

Kumar backed Kejriwal’s demand for full statehood to Delhi and asked him to back Bihar for getting special status.