AAP our main rival, Congress not in contest: Amit ShahNew Delhi: As the city heads for a high- pitched electoral battle, BJP Chief Amit Shah today said his party has a direct fight with “main rival” Aam Aadmi Party and claimed Congress was nowhere
New Delhi: As the city heads for a high- pitched electoral battle, BJP Chief Amit Shah today said his party has a direct fight with “main rival” Aam Aadmi Party and claimed Congress was nowhere in the contest in Delhi assembly elections.
In an address to BJP's booth in-charges in East Delhi, Shah asked them put in hard work and knocks at every voter's door to apprise them about AAP's “lies” and said if the party wins in Delhi, then it will be “invincible” in the entire country.
“The entire country as well as the world is now keenly watching Delhi elections. If we win in Delhi, then nobody can stop us elsewhere also. If we win Delhi election once, then nobody will be able to stop us from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Atak to Cuttack,” he said “In this Assembly poll, Congress is nowhere to be seen. We have a fight only and only with Aam Aadmi Party,” Shah said. Shah said 2014 was an “unprecedented year” for BJP as after win in Lok Sabha polls, its victory march continued in a number of states and is now is moving towards the national capital before going to Bihar.
“Delhi needs a government which could work hand-in-hand with the Centre. Delhi needs a corruption-free government. Delhi needs a government which can feel the pain of people,” he said claiming “BJP can only give such government under the leadership of Kiran Bedi and the people of Delhi have realised it,” Shah said.
The BJP President said inflation has come down and the price of petrol has been cut 11 times in the past eight months during the Narendra Modi rule.
He said “on one hand, there is Modi's leadership, Kiran ji's leadership, and on other side, there is Kejriwal who has gone out to become CM on the basis of lies.” Shah said Kejriwal had promised not to take the support of either BJP or Congress but later formed government with Congress backing.
“They (AAP) said that they would take action against Sheilaji but they could do nothing beacuse they took the support of Congress. They also claimed that no raid was conducted on traders during AAP's 49-day rule but several raids were conducted.
“We were defeated in Delhi again and again because we did not follow our traditional strategy of giving prominence to booth in-charge and panna pramukh,” Shah said. He also appealed to the party's workers to tell people about the good works done by the Modi government, policies of BJP and contribution of Kiran Bedi to the society.
Addressing the party's workers, Bedi said “if we work hard, we will definitely emerge victorious. If we work, we get the reward. If you believe in Bhagavad Gita, then you should work hard.”
Exuding confidence of BJP's victory, Bedi said that after becoming CM, she will organise “Dil Ki Baat” on radio every month on the lines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's “Maan Ki Baat” programme on All India Radio.
Shah could not address a scheduled rally at Chandni Chowk as his flight could not land in Delhi due to bad weather. Another rally of Shah was also cancelled in Karawal Nagar of North East Delhi because of rain.