BJP’s Delhi unit chief and party candidate from the Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha seat Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said even God would not be able to stop Modi now. “Bhagwan bhi soche Modi rath rokne ki to unhe bhi kathinaii hogi,” he said, when asked if Arvind Kejriwal could harm Modi’s prospects in the polls.
On being fielded from Chandni Chowk, Harsh Vardhan said he was confident of beating Congress’s Kapil Sibal and AAP’s Ashutosh by a “comfortable margin”.
To woo Muslim voters in the constituency, Harsh Vardhan will begin his campaigning on March 22 from a Muslim-dominated area — a place where he was born. “I will begin my campaigning from Turkman Gate, Fatak Teliani near Kali masjid. We used to live in a rented accommodation and my house was surrounded by a Muslim neighbourhood,” he said. “I had many friends, including girls, there and I would try to meet them if they are still there.”
Commenting on Vijay Goel and what his feelings were on fighting from his turf, Harsh Vardhan said, “I am pleasantly surprised that the party chose me for this seat. I have not met Vijay Goel after being declared the candidate from Chandni Chowk, but I am sure we will meet.”
After the Assembly poll results were declared, there was a lot of differences in the party with senior leaders blaming each other for not being able to assess the threat posed by the AAP.
The party could not form the government in Delhi despite emerging as the single-largest party in the capital.
On the AAP, Harsh Vardhan said, “I have attended several functions in the last 36 hours in my new constituency. People are disillusioned with the party. Last time, we could not assess its impact on voters, but now we know it has lost its place among voters. We know its strength and that strength has become its biggest weakness. They have failed to govern.”