Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and social activist Mayank Gandhi today slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for AAP’s poor show in MCD polls where the saffron party drubbed the opposition to retain all the 3 MCD zones. Speaking to India Today, he said that the people were “angry” with the party as they felt betrayed because the AAP had not delivered on the promises it had made.
He said that people used to look at AAP as the party with a difference, that’s the reason it was voted to power. But soon the party left its principles behind and started playing the same kind of politics as others.
The former AAP leader also said the turning point for AAP was when it won 67 seats in Delhi Assembly polls. He added that after winning the Assembly polls the ambition of the party grew from Delhi to rest of the country. When asked whether the party will be able to do a course correction here onwards, he said it depends on how the party reacts to and introspects over the reasons for its defeat.
Meanwhile, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tewari today said that the party will not celebrate if it wins the civic polls due to the recent attack in Sukma in which 25 CRPF jawans were martyred after the attack by Maoists.
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Earlier Delhi minister and senior AAP leader Gopal Rai speaking to reporters said that that BJP was not winning because of a “Narendra Modi-wave” but because of “EVM-wave” that also helped the saffron party win Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. “It is not Modi wave, but EVM-wave”, said Rai.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has not commented on the defeat so far even as BJP President Amit Shah gave credit for the massive win in the national capital to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.