Much more than 70 seats are at stake in the Delhi Assembly polls that just ended. For AAP, the Feb 11 results will show if its gambit of seeking a mandate on its performance has paid off; for BJP, if Modi name, Hindutva agenda prove stronger than CAA anger.
Kejriwal also said that Home Minister Amit Shah’s campaign, which revolved around “saying Shaheen Bagh, Shaheen Bagh, Shaheen Bagh”, had failed, which is why an “obvious conspiracy” had been hatched to link the Shaheen Bagh shooter to the Aam Aadmi Party.
"Anarchy means the complete state of disrepair of our schools, hospitals, bijli, paani over the last 70 years. In every case of privatisation, the logic given was that since a particular thing is in the government sector, it cannot work," says Arvind Kejriwal in this interview to The Indian Express.
According to a senior BJP leader, until 10 days ago, the party’s main poll pitch was residents of unauthorised colonies being granted ownership rights and the AAP government refusing to roll out Ayushman Bharat in the capital.
"It’s very clear that the voter wants to see a face they can trust. Of course promises matter, but people want to repose their trust in a person as he/she embodies the ideology and promises which have been made," says Atishi.