The AAP today hit back at Arun Jaitley for his comments that the people of Delhi were now paying the price for electing the party to power, saying that it exposed the BJP’s “deep frustration” and anti-democratic stance.
Taking a jibe at Jaitley, senior AAP leader Ashutosh said the man who had lost badly in Amritsar should not bother
about Delhi since they will never understand the city.
“The country is suffering from the experiment done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by making him (Jaitley) the
Finance Minister, who lost so badly in Amrtisar,” Ashutosh said referring to the BJP’s leader defeat Congress leader
Captain Amrinder Singh.
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The AAP leader said that BJP has failed to understand Delhi and in coming years, it will disappear from the national
“BJP will never understand how Delhi has changed. 67 seats were given (to AAP) by the people and this (comment) is insulting that mandate. The BJP had disappeared in Delhi in 20 years and it won’t be in national capital for next 20 years,” Ashutosh added.
At a party function Jaitley had said, “The people of Delhi experimented with a new party in the elections, but it is a very costly experiment because governance is not their political agenda,” Jaitley said.
The party said that Jaitley terming the historic mandate by the people of Delhi for the Aam Aadmi Party as an “experiment” have exposed his “deep frustration” and anti-democratic stance.
“The historic election results in February which have made the BJP and Congress irrelevant in the electoral politics of national capital are reverberating in the words of political leaders like Mr Jaitley,” the party said in a statement.
It added that the BJP is unable to recover from the drubbing it received in the Delhi assembly elections.
“The trend of BJP decline initiated by the Delhi elections has instilled a sense of insecurity in this party, which is now trying to undermine the democratically elected state government in the national capital.
“Ever since Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party came to power in Delhi, the BJP led regime at the Centre has been looking at ways and means to belittle the February election results in Delhi by using different offices including that of the Lt Governor to interfere with the working of the state government,” the statement added.