'Faceless' BJP has conceded defeat: Arvind Kejriwal
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday claimed it would win more than 45 of the 70 seats in the coming assembly elections, and - on coming to power - turn Delhi into one of the best capitals, globally.india Updated: Nov 06, 2014 17:43 IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday claimed it would win more than 45 of the 70 seats in the coming assembly elections, and - on coming to power - turn Delhi into one of the best capitals, globally.
"BJP has already conceded defeat by going into elections without a chief ministerial candidate, and was fanning communal violence in its desperate bid for political gains," AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said.
Kejriwal's remarks came soon after the Union cabinet recommended the dissolution of Delhi Assembly, paving the way for fresh elections in Delhi, something his party had been demanding for the last few months.
"The government has been forced to dissolve the Assembly (to pave way for elections). We congratulate people of Delhi. Today, they won, BJP lost," the former chief minister said.
Kejriwal said while Delhi suffered in the past eight months (in the absence of an elected government), the BJP kept trying to form government and made at least four attempts to buy AAP's MLAs but failed. "We will win in Delhi no matter how hard the BJP tries," Kejriwal said.
He referred to a video released in September by his party in which Delhi BJP vice-president Sher Singh Dagar purportedly offered Rs 4 crore to an AAP MLA. The BJP had issued a show cause notice to Dagar.
Kejriwal said AAP would seek votes on three key issues: its achievements during its 49-day rule, a corruption-free Delhi and making the capital one of the world's best cities.
Kejriwal, who led a 49-day government in December last year, said the NDA government had failed to check price rise. He said law and order in Delhi was deteriorating "fast".
The AAP government had resigned on February 14 after the party's pet legislation, the Janlokpal Bill, could not be passed due to opposition from the BJP and the Congress. President's Rule was imposed in the Capital on February 17.
Asking the BJP to name its chief ministerial candidate, AAP leader Ashutosh said Delhiites will have to decide between Kejriwal and BJP's Jagdish Mukhi. "There's little doubt who the people's choice is," he said.
First Published: Nov 05, 2014 01:59 IST