The AAP chief, who was speaking on the occasion of the party’s 7th Foundation Day celebrations at the party office Tuesday, said the BJP is no longer able to do “Hindu-Muslim” politics in the national capital and is forced to talk on issues of development.
“Dilli me nahi chalta inka Hindu-Musalman. When they come to Delhi, people ask them about the number of schools they have built and the number of CCTV cameras they have installed. To which they talk about unauthorised colonies. They ask for votes on the basis of Jatt and non-Jatt in Haryana, Maratha and non-Maratha in Maharashtra and Patel and non-Patel in Gujarat, but when these people come to Delhi they can’t differentiate. The face of politics has changed,” he said.
He also launched a number — 9509997997 — on which people can give missed calls to associate themselves with the party. “Voting again for Kejriwal will mean more free uninterrupted power supply, free travel for women, more schools and hospitals,” said the CM, adding that the party has won the hearts of even those who believed and followed the BJP.
Holding party flags, workers shouted slogans in support of Kejriwal as he continued to talk about health and education reforms. “In the last 70 years, no party in any state has improved the condition of government schools and hospitals. In five years, your party has… done it. We have provided uninterrupted free power and water supply and free travel for women — all of this looks impossible to other parties,” he said.
Top leaders including AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Delhi unit convenor Gopal Rai, Atishi and Raghav Chaddha were among those at the event.
“We have proved that a government can be run with honesty. Till date, the governments in the country were managed by power and money. For the first time, a party is being criticised for working for the poor. No one says Kejriwal is in the pockets of Ambani and Adani… I feel that the people of Delhi will vote with double the excitement in the coming elections,” Kejriwal added.
Talking about the plan ahead, Sisodia cautioned workers to not become “overconfident” and said the next one month is extremely crucial for the party.