Calling Assembly elections mini general elections,Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Swaraj Swaraj on Saturday said she had told Delhi incharge Nitin Gadkari that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was going to make inroads in the Assembly polls.
She was speaking at a function organised by the party to thank workers for ensuring that the BJP emerged as the single-largest party and to launch mission 2014 for the Lok Sabha elections. She said the party would also hold a bigger function than AAPs in Ramlila Maidan after winning Lok Sabha polls.
Opening up for the first time on the AAP,Swaraj said she had briefed Gadkari on the seats where the party was making inroads.
Swaraj said she had even sounded Gadkari on the seats where the party was going to lose.
You get a feel about the seats where you interact with people. I told him that we will win seats such as Najafgarh,Bawana,Narela,Matiala,Rohtash Nagar and Adarsh Nagar,which we have been losing for many years,and I also predicted that we will lose our traditional seats. I said the AAP will win these seats, Swaraj said.
According to her,the BJP was not able to form the government because of infighting. The seats we lost,we all know there was groupism and infighting, she said.
AAP,Cong struck deal in Delhi hotel: Gadkari
New Delhi: BJPs Delhi incharge Nitin Gadkari on Saturday alleged at a public function that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) brokered a deal with the Congress at a key Delhi hotel. Gadkari even alleged that a big industrialist brokered the deal. The mediator told me about the deal that was sealed at a big hotel in Delhi between Arvind Kejriwal and a senior Congress leader. The crux of the meeting was to defeat the BJP at any cost and thus Congress backed AAP, he alleged,without naming the industrialist or the hotel. Kejriwal rubbished these allegations.