The Congress on Saturday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying not even three out of 10 voters in the national capital will support the AAP government at this juncture. “I am telling you, today not even three out of 10 people in Delhi would vouch for AAP. The plight of the people is worst,” Congress national spokesperson Ajay Maken told reporters in Panaji.
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Campaigning for the Goa unit of Congress ahead the state assembly polls, he released a “charge sheet” of allegations against the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi. Maken alleged that since the AAP took over the regime in Delhi, the people were feeling “cheated and disentranced”.
“I caution the people of Goa not to follow the footstep or commit the same mistake and then later on repent the way people in national capital are doing now,” Maken, a former Union Minister, added. Elections in Goa are scheduled to be held next year.
“People of Goa should not be hoodwinked by Kejriwal. If you want to know, just give random call to any 10 people in Delhi or even your friends. Among them even if three people are satisfied with AAP government, then please go and vote for AAP in the 2017 Goa election,” he said.
He claimed that following the Assembly clean sweep in Delhi by AAP, the party’s voting percentage has been sliding down which was evident during the by-elections in thirteen municipal councils.
“The 13 municipal councils which went for by-polls, of them 12 were won by AAP during state election and one by BJP. But during by-poll, AAP was reduced to five, BJP won 3 and Congress which had zero percentage of voters won five seats,” Maken said.
Responding to a question, Maken termed Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s statement on nuclear policy as a “knee-jerk reaction.” “If there is any hallmark of the Narendra Modi-led government, it is their knee-jerk reaction on foreign policy. For such issues and foreign policy matter do not require knee-jerk reactions. They require well thought out strategies and not just walk the cup reactions are required,” he said.