In an attempt to gain ground among rural voters and to push for fresh Assembly elections in the capital, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, on Sunday, alleged fresh horse-trading attempts would be made in the next few days by the BJP. At Pandwala Kalan, a village in Matiala constituency, Kejriwal also urged the crowd to give them at least 50 seats if fresh Assembly polls take place in Delhi.
“Last time, you had given us love and support but there was something amiss… Please do not mind but if you give us 28 seats, you will only get a government for 49 days. Give us more seats this time, we will give you five years (of governance),” Kejriwal said.
In the Assembly polls in December last year, while the AAP had managed to win 28 seats, they had failed to win voters’ support in rural areas. Sunday’s roadshow and public meetings in Matiala can be seen as an attempt by the party to mobilise support among rural voters in a constituency where the party lost.
“I have come to know that because of the month of ‘shraadha’, they (the BJP) are lying low. The first day of navratra is on the 25th (September), they will try once more. Modiji has to go to America on the 26th, an attempt will be made before that. Moreover, once the elections take place in Maharashtra, around October 15-20, they will again try to approach us,” Kejriwal said on Sunday, days after his party made public a ‘sting operation’ alleging that the BJP was trying to buy AAP MLAs.
While pointing to the work done by his party during the 49 days of governance, the former Delhi Chief Minister also explained the reason for the AAP government’s resignation. “While Congress promised us support, they did not let us work for a single day. They caused problems in every thing.
I thought that if I am resigning today, elections will be conducted tomorrow,” he said.