Assembly Elections: BJP, Congress desperate to defeat us, says AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal
Minutes after the Election Commission announced dates for the Assembly elections in five states, addressing a press conference on Friday, the Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal said his party will emerge as the winner in the capital city this time.
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Minutes after the Election Commission announced dates for the Assembly elections 2013 in five states, addressing a press conference on Friday, the Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal said his party will emerge as the winner in the capital city this time.
While reiterating his claims to win Delhi Assembly polls, Kejriwal said, "We are confident of winning 47 seats in Delhi."
"Both BJP and Congress claim that the AAP is batting for their opponent. BJP is crying like a baby. They are losing for 15 years in Delhi then who was cutting their votes? Baseless argument," Kejriwal said.
The social activist turned politician, Kejriwal while targeting both the BJP and Congress party added, "AAP if it comes to power it will bring the corrupt ministers to justice. Both BJP and Congress have similar slogans and posters against me. They are not targeting each other, only AAP."
December 4 has been declared as the date for elections in Delhi, and it`s a day of judgement for the people of this country, because people are fed up of corruption and inflation, and the change will start from here," he told media here today.
"The two main parties- Congress and BJP are corrupt to the core, and it`s because of their corruption, people have become victims of rising prices. People of Delhi have already decided to throw away both these parties. AAP government will emerge in Delhi. We are all set for the elections," he added.
Aam Aadmi Party, which was formally launched by Kejriwal on November 26 last year, would be contesting its first elections here.
Earlier in the day, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath announced the polling dates for five states, including Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Mizoram.
Addressing a news conference this afternoon, Sampath said elections for Chhattisgarh would be held first and in two phases-on November 11 and 19.
Elections in Madhya Pradesh would be held on November 25. Elections in Rajasthan would be held on December 1, while elections in Delhi and Mizoram would be held on December 4, he added.
He also said that all measures are in place to conduct free and fair polls, including elaborate security arrangements.
He announced that for the first time, the Election Commission would be deploying Central Awareness Observers to motivate voters to exercise their franchise in a bid to increase the voter turnout.
Taking note of the Supreme Court`s recent ruling, giving voters the right to reject candidates in the electoral fray, Sampath said the Election Commission is taking adequate measures to educate both voters and officials deployed for election duty for the same.