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Delhi elections 2020: Arvind Kejriwal says people will vote for development; ‘your time is up,’ counters BJP | India News

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NEW DELHI: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the upcoming assembly elections will be fought on the basis of the AAP government’s work and noted that his party will run a “positive” campaign. Kejriwal’s claims were countered by the BJP, which said the people of Delhi will defeat the AAP government that has misled everyone for the last 5 years. The Congress, on its part, claimed that it is prepared for the elections and will run an aggressive campaign.
At a press conference on Monday evening, Kejriwal appealed to the people of Delhi to “vote for us (AAP) only if you think we have done good work in the last five years”.
“If I have done work, then vote for me. If I have not done work, then don’t vote for me,” said Kejriwal.
He urged supporters of the BJP and the Congress to vote for Delhi and not for “your political party”.
“We will ask for votes from BJP supporters as well as Congress supporters. We will go door-to-door and urge supporters of the Congress and the BJP to vote for us,” he said.
Kejriwal said the AAP will run a “positive campaign” and not abuse anyone.
“All Amit Shah ji (Home Minister) did in his speech recently was abuse me. I will not indulge in anything like that. We will not abuse anyone.
“In 70 years, for the first time, people will vote on schools and hospitals Our whole campaign will be a “positive campaign”, he added.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), meanwhile, warned the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi that its time is up.
“AAP has found a new strategy of taking BJP’s criticism in its stride by suggesting that they will implement many of them in the next five years. But I want to tell the Aam Aadmi Party that your time is up,” said Union minister Prakash Javadekar.
BJP president and Union mome minister Amit Shah on Monday said the people of Delhi will choose a government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi while accusing the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of only making promises.
“I am confident that through this festival of democracy, the people of Delhi will defeat those, who misled them for five years by making only hollow promises to them. They will choose a government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi,” Shah tweeted.

Kirti Azad, campaign committee chairman of the Congress Delhi unit asserted that the Congress is prepared for the upcoming assembly polls in the national capital and will run an “aggressive” campaign.
“We are prepared and will run an aggressive campaign, which will compare the works done by the Congress under (former chief minister) Sheila Dikshit and the current (Arvind) Kejriwal government in Delhi,” Azad said.
The Congress will corner the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), questioning them over the condition of schools, hospitals and regularisation of unauthorised colonies in Delhi, he added.
The election to the 70-member Delhi Assembly will take place on February 8 and results will be declared on February 11, the Election Commission announced on Monday.





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