Following Aam Aadmi Party’s huge loss in the MCD polls, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday addressed the elected AAP councillors at a meeting. Kejriwal asked the councillors to work with the MLAs of the state for the betterment of the public. Stating that the Municipal Corporations of Delhi were dens of corruption, Kejriwal advised his councillors to work with honesty. He asked them to keep a check on corruption in the municipal corporations and keep their recording devices on at all times. In an age where the number of political turncoats has increased, Kejriwal attempted to keep his flock together by making the councillors swear on God not to desert the party. Kejriwal warned the councillors about becoming turncoats and said thay if they betrayed the AAP, they would betray God.
Earlier yesterday, following the announcement of the results of the MCD polls, where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept the opposition away, the Delhi Chief Minister had abandoned all talk of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) tampering and had gone on Twitter to congratulate the BJP on its victory in the municipal polls. He said that he looks forward to working with all three corporations for the betterment of Delhi. The BJP had swept the MCD polls yesterday, winning over two-thirds of the majority. The party is now all set to continue its decade old run in EDMC, NDMC and the SDMC.
Following the victory, BJP President Amit Shah and PM Narendra Modi thanked people of Delhi for keeping faith in the party. Shah said that the results have shown that voters have faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership. Meanwhile, taking ‘responsibility for the defeat’, Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken offered to resign from his post. On the other hand, Aam Aadmi Party has refused to accept the loss as many top leaders have blamed EVMs for the results. While BJP was sitting pretty, the AAP saw a virtual shower of resignations as top leaders quit after admitting their failure to put up a challenge against the BJP.