Arvind Kejriwal gives ultimatum to dissolve Delhi Assembly, says Lt Guv dancing to BJP`s tune

Last Updated: Monday, August 4, 2014 - 01:45

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Giving an ultimatum of seven days to the Lt Governor to dissolve the state Assembly, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener and former CM Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday alleged that Najeeb Jung was dancing to Bharatiya Janata Party`s (BJP) tune, adding not holding polls in the national capital just to save his chair.

Addressing a rally here, for the second time since the completion of the Lok Sabha polls, Kejriwal said, "We are giving a week`s time to the Lieutenant Governor and BJP government to dissolve Delhi assembly, otherwise the Aam Aadmi Party will launch a door-to-door signature campaign asking people for fresh elections."

"Delhi`s Lieutenant Governor is dancing to BJP`s tune. Najeeb Jung is not holding polls in the national capital just to save his chair,” he added.

Further attacking the BJP, Kejriwal said, “AAP wants elections in Delhi. If they have elections in October, AAP will get at least 40-50 seats, 55 in Feb.”
“BJP doesn`t want polls because they know they will lose. If BJP doesn`t hold polls in Delhi by Feb, they will go around asking for position for LoP like Congress,” he added.

Taking about the availability of the power supply, and inflated electricity bills, Kejriwal said, “There is no electricity half the time, the power bill has gone up to be three times what it was during our time in Govt.”

While asking people to once again vote for the AAP, Kejriwal put his best foot in front and claimed that if elections were held now in Delhi his party would win more than 40 seats.

“We will win more than 40 seats in Delhi assembly polls,” Kejriwal said.

Speaking further over the sky-rocketing price of tomatoes, the AAP chief said, “Tomato prices can be lowered by Rs 30-40 if corruption is checked.”

“Only AAP can rid people of Delhi of their problems; only AAP can straighten power discoms,” he added.

Kejriwal further said, “We will fix the corrupt; AAP is going to form govt in Delhi in four-five months.”

On the issue of e-rickshaw, the ex-Delhi CM said, “E-rickshaw drivers are the victims of biggest political game, government didn`t make the required policy.”

“2.5 lakh families of e-rickshaw drivers are fighting for survival because of BJP government. Nitin Gadkari must show mercy,” Kejriwal said.
Recalling the last year`s Delhi Assembly polls, Kejriwal said, “BJP, Congress had got engaged (to form govt in delhi); AAP caused the break-up.”

AAP today held a massive rally in the national capital in support of their demand of dissolution of the Legislative Assembly and hold fresh elections. Hundreds of people had assembled at Jantar Mantar to show their support for Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP.

“We are gathered here to demand re-election in Delhi. The BJP and the Congress are running away from the election," AAP leader Manish Sisodia said.

While addressing thousands of people, Sosodia added both the parties (BJP and Congress) are scared of losing the Delhi Assembly elections.

Earlier on Thursday, the AAP chief had addressed a rally of auto drivers, who played a key role in party`s campaigning during the 2013 Assembly Elections.

Delhi has been under President`s rule since February 14, 2014, when Kejriwal quit as chief minister over the Jan Lokpal bill being stalled.



First Published: Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 20:26

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