Minutes after the Election Commission of India announced the polling date for Delhi Assembly election, Union minister Harsh Vardhan slammed the state government and said that Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government would not get back to power
New Delhi: Union minister Harsh Vardhan slammed Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government in Delhi and said that there were no chances of it getting back to power in the upcoming Assembly election.
"Kejriwal government is a failed one. This government got 67 out of 70 seats in the last Assembly elections in 2015 and just six months ago, it lost on 65 of the 70 Assembly segments in the Lok Sabha elections. It's candidates even lost their deposits with respect to many seats, and their vote share dipped sharply. All this indicates that the people have realised the truth about it," Harsh Vardhan told reporters.
"Most of their MLAs and policies were deeply drowned in corruption and scandals, people are desperately wanting to get rid of this government in the state," he added.
He further said that the BJP had a strong chance of winning in the upcoming 2020 Assembly elections due to work done by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Centre.
"BJP's greatest strength is that despite having to work with Delhi government which was not cooperating, we did a commendable job through the Narendra Modi-led Centre. The BJP's contributions to Delhi are astronomical," Harsh Vardhan said.
The Assembly election in Delhi will be held in a single phase on February 8 while the results will be announced on February 11, the Election Commission of India said on Monday.
Last Updated 7, Jan 2020, 8:44 AM