‘Time to overthrow BJP in 2019 polls’
IT IS about time to overthrow Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls like the Congress was overthrown in 2014 general elections, said Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor and Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal while asserting that his party would defeat the ruling party at the Centre on all seven parliamentary seats in Delhi.
“We overthrew the corrupt Congress regime in the last general elections (2014). But even bigger goons are in power now. If they return to power, they would destroy our Constitution. The country needs us, once again. We have to be united again and overthrow this dictatorial central government,” Kejriwal told party workers during a meeting at his residence on Saturday.
Kejriwal was referring to the 2014 general elections in which Congress (UPA2) lost to NDA after an anti-graft campaign by him assisted by social worker Anna Hazare. Beginning Thursday, the AAP chief will hold Lok Sabha constituency-wise meetings of Delhi workers till January 16. “You all have to work hard and ensure that the BJP loses in all seven seats in Delhi,” he said.
Kejriwal's comment come at a time when a speculation on AAP alliance with the Congress to challenge the BJP in parliamentary polls is rife, especially after appointment of former CM Sheila Dikshit as president of Delhi Congress. Using 2014 poll FILE PHOTO asthmatic, the Delhi chief minister also repeated his earlier statement on how a vote for Congress in the upcoming Lok Sabha election would mean victory of BJP.
“In Delhi, BJP got 46 per cent votes, AAP got 33 per cent and Congress 15 per cent votes in last elections. The latest surveys have indicated that BJP is going to lose 10 per cent of its vote share this time. You have to convince people if these votes (10 percent) are won by AAP, we will have all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi with 43 per cent votes,” he said urging party workers to explain to people that voting for Congress means victory of BJP
“Now if this 10% vote went to the Congress, the BJP would still win as then the Congress would have stood at 25%, the AAP at 33% and the BJP at 36%,” he addes.
AAP’s East Delhi Lok Sabha incharge Atishi also addressed the volunteers in the meeting. “Once again, the time has come to reach out to every citizen of Delhi and expose the BJP's double standards and ensure AAP's victory on all seven seats,” she said.
Kejriwal said AAP will win all 7 seats in Delhi
Kejriwal’s comment comes amid speculation about an AAP-Congress alliance to challenge the BJP.