The Aam Aadmi Party announced its second list of 117 candidates for the Delhi MCD elections.
Arvind Kejriwal had dared the BJP to tell the public about five things that they have done in the MCD in the last 15 years. (File Photo)
By India Today Web Desk: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday announced its second list of 117 candidates for the upcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections scheduled to be held on December 4.
The party had declared its first list of 134 candidates on Friday.
Earlier, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had dared the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to tell the public about five things that they have done in the MCD in the last 15 years.
“Forget even five things, let them come out and tell us about two things that they have done in the MCD. They just hold press conferences and abuse Arvind Kejriwal 24 hours in the day. They have called me a fraudster, a terrorist, a Khalistani and what not. What kind of politics is this?” he said at a press conference, according to PTI news agency.
Accusing the saffron party of indulging in “negative politics”, he said, “People do not like negative politics and false accusations. In the last seven to eight months and particularly since V K Saxena was appointed as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, the BJP has consistently been involved in the politics of accusations and spreading hatred against the elected government in Delhi. The people are tired of such politics,” the news agency reported.
The Delhi chief minister further alleged that the BJP has done everything possible to stop the work of his government, but despite all obstructions, the AAP has completed the projects it had begun.
“Delhiites have been seeing this and therefore, we are confident that they will not vote for the BJP in the upcoming MCD elections. We can tell the people what we will give them in the MCD in the next five years and just yesterday, we released 10 guarantees for them,” he said.
The BJP has no plans for the MCD. All they do is abuse Kejriwal. Let me tell them clearly, simply abusing Kejriwal is not going to get them any votes,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Delhi BJP on Saturday released its first list of 232 candidates for the civic body polls with the nominees including 126 women, three Muslims, seven Sikhs and nine former mayors, according to a party statement.
(With input from PTI)