Delhi polls: Disgruntled cadres will ensure BJP's defeat in polls, says AAP's Kumar Vishwas
AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Saturday said the BJP was fighting a "losing battle" while claiming that "disgruntled cadres" of the rival party over the decision to field Kiran Bedi as the chief ministerial candidate, will make sure that it doesn't win in the elections.
New Delhi: AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Saturday said the BJP was fighting a "losing battle" while claiming that "disgruntled cadres" of the rival party over the decision to field Kiran Bedi as the chief ministerial candidate, will make sure that it doesn't win in the elections.
"BJP has accepted defeat even before fighting the elections. BJP did research for one-and-half years and they found that there is no one in BJP who can match Kejriwal and therefore, they brought in someone (Bedi) who belonged to our clan," Vishwas said addressing rallies at Vishwas Nagar.
"Disgruntled party cadres will make sure that BJP doesn't win," he claimed.
He also sympathised with BJP Delhi President Satish Upadhyay for not being given even an MLA ticket despite he serving the party diligently and claimed that even Harsh Vardhan was unhappy with the way party overlooked him.
As he was addressing the crowd in east Delhi's Laxmi Nagar, eggs were hurled at him which missed him and fell beside the podium but Vishwas took it sportingly and requested the "BJP persons" to throw vegetables instead of eggs as he was a vegetarian and vegetables had become expensive.
Vishwas further said that the arrogance which once showed on the faces of Congress leaders is now visible on the faces of BJP leaders.
Hitting out at his former anti-graft comrade Bedi, Vishwas reminded her of her words during the anti-corruption campaign days and said, "She had said that those parties, which won't fall under the purview of RTI, which do not disclose their funds, those with criminal background and who do not make CBI independent should not be given votes.
"...Then why is she campaigning for a party which has not done any of the above things?" Vishwas asked.
In a veiled attack on Modi, he said, "There was one prime minister who never spoke for 10 years and there is another now, who doesn't stop talking."
In his inimitable style, Vishwas said that if people want to have a control over the "uncontrolled" BJP government, then they should make Kejriwal the chief minister of Delhi.
Taking further potshots at BJP, Vishwas said they have become so desperate to win Delhi elections that they may even ask US President Barack Obama to participate in the election campaign during his trip to India on January 26.
He also raised questions over the lavish arrangements being made for Obama's trip "using tax payers money".
"You talk about women security and allocate only Rs 150 crore. While for Obama's visit you are spending Rs 6000 crore," he criticised.
The AAP leader also said that few of his BJP friends ask him to join BJP, but he straightaway refuses.
"People belonging to the saffron party often tell me that 'You are the right man in wrong party' and I say those who are dead, flow with the tide but a man of principles wades his way through," he said.
Urging everyone to vote for AAP, Vishwas reiterated the party's stand that they are not here to do politics but to change politics. "BJP wants Congress free India", but AAP wants a Corruption free India".