New Delhi: With campaigning ending for Delhi polls and the fight appearing to be clearly between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday showed her support for the latter.
In her tweet on the micro-blogging website, Twitter, she wrote, "My request to all of you in Delhi to please vote for AAP. For the greater need of the country and development in Delhi"
Delhi elections on 7. My request to all of you in Delhi to please vote for AAP. For the greater need of the country and development in Delhi
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) February 5, 2015
BJP, meanwhile, hit out at the late support from Mamata and said both scamsters are supporting each other. "TMC is a sinking ship, instead of saving her own ship, she (Mamata) is busy steering AAP's ship," BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra told reporters as per ANI.
Also hitting out at Mamata was Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, saying that West Bengal is already troubled with her and her party (TMC), due to growing influence of BJP in the state she is saying this.
"The focus of our campaign in Delhi was very clear, stable Government and good governance," Prasad said while campaigning for the BJP ahead of the polls here, adding that, "We (BJP) do not indulge in personal enmity, political rivalry has its own place in a democracy and we respect it."
However, the Aam Aadmi Party welcomed the support from the West Bengal Chief Minister. "Any support from any quarter will be welcomed," AAP leader Ashish Khetan said.
The polling for 70-member Delhi Assembly will be held on February 7 and counting will be on February 10.