Delhi BJP leader Shazia Ilmi on Wednesday said that the favourable result in MCD elections is due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies. Speaking on various news channels Shazia targetted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. She said, “Arvind Kejriwal is there for Kanhaiya, Umar Khalid, but not for Delhi.” When asked about AAP blaming EVMs for the poor poll show, Shazia said that if the party has a problem with the machines, then why don’t they boycott the elections. After initial round of counting, BJP was leading in all the three municipalities in Delhi.
Aam Aaadmi Party (AAP) was heading for a huge defeat in MCD polls close to the heels of bypolls loss in Rajouri Garden Assembly seat where its candidate lost his security deposit. Speaking to media after intial round of counting, AAP leader and minister in the Delhi government, Gopal Rai, passed the buck and blamed electronic voting machines (EVMs) for BJP’s victory in the MCD polls. He termed BJP’s win as an ‘EVM wave and not a Modi wave’. When asked about the way forward for AAP, Rai said that the party will introspect.
Shazia said that there is faith in BJP and in the prime minister and the party’s leadership. She said that the AAP should introspect and not blame EVMs for their loss.
Earlier in the day, Delhi unit chief Manoj Tewari had called for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to resign. “If results go along the current trend, Arvind Kejriwal should resign as chief minister of Delhi, ” he was quoted to have said by India Today.
Speaking to ANI on BJP’s victory in Delhi civic polls, union minister Nitin Gadkari said, “Winning and losing is a part of democracy, one must accept mandate of the people with maturity.”