New Delhi: Assuring win for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, Congress turncoat Arvind Singh Lovely on Sunday said that he joined the saffron bandwagon because of its sincere and dedicated intentions to serve the people.
"The BJP is laying the foundation of a new corporation with an idea of clean politics. And this is why I have joined this party. Today history will be made, as no party on the face of Indian politics has taken such a decision where it has changed its entire political leadership. I believe that BJP will win with majority in all three MCDs," said Lovely.
Meanwhile, Swaraj India co-founder Yogendra Yadav while vouching for his party accused the Congress, AAP and BJP of ruining Delhi.
Yadav asserted that Swaraj India is the only option with the national capital.
"All these big parties have made Delhi hell. There is garbage and dirty water everywhere in the national capital. The air is polluted, the roads are broken, Delhi has to face the scare of vector-borne diseases every year," said Yadav.
"Today the people of Delhi will have to decide whether they want to repeat the unfortunate history or will they choose to move ahead. And if Delhi is wishing to look forward then they have an option in Swaraj India," he added.
The polling for the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi began at 8 a.m. today and will end at 5:30 p.m. Over 2,500 candidates are in the fray.
Over 1.3 crore people are eligible to exercise their voting rights and of them more than 1.1 lakh are first-time voters. More than 2,500 candidates are in the fray.
The civic polls will witness a triangular contest involving three major parties - the AAP, BJP and the Congress. Interestingly, None of the Above (NOTA) option has been made available for the first time in MCD elections.