Aam Aadmi Party convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the Punjab election was a ‘dharam yudh (holy war)’, likening it to the battle between Kauravas and Pandavas in the Mahabharata. In an interview to a TV news channel, he expressed confidence that the AAP will sweep the Punjab assembly polls, insisting that his party will win more than 100 of the 117 seats. “Mark my words, we will get more than 100 seats.”
“Sukhbir Badal is on his way out. Let him say what he wants,” he said, adding that the people of Punjab were waiting for an opportunity to oust the Akali Dal-BJP alliance government and saw the AAP as a better option than the Congress.
Kejriwal, however, refused to say who will be the chief minister of Punjab if AAP wins. To repeated questions, he kept saying: “People will decide the CM.” On plans to shift to Punjab, he said: “I am happy as the Delhi CM.”