Always opposed CAA-NRC, but Delhi elections will be fought on issues which affect National Capital, says Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal asserted that the assembly elections should not be fought on national issues
Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that he has cleared his stand on the CAA-NRC
He also asserted that the assembly elections should not be fought on national issues
He also urged people of Delhi, 'especially the workers of BJP and Congress to vote in favour of AAP in the upcoming Assembly elections'
New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that he has cleared his stand on the CAA-NRC while asserting that the assembly elections should not be fought on national issues.
"We have always opposed the CAA-NRC issue, and voted against it in the Parliament as well, but I believe the Delhi elections will be fought on issues which affect the national capital," he said.
He also urged people of Delhi, 'especially the workers of BJP and Congress to vote in favour of AAP in the upcoming Assembly elections'.
"I want to appeal to the people of Delhi, especially those who belong to BJP, Congress and other parties, to vote in favour of AAP. This needs to be done because we have made the schools and hospitals efficient with much hard work, all that work should not be undone. Do not leave your parties but vote for AAP," Kejriwal told ANI.
He also said that his government has worked on different sectors during the last five years and are contesting these elections on the basis of that work.
"Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is contesting this election on the basis of the work we have done in the last five years. We worked really hard with honesty and dedication. I have worked like the eldest son of every family in Delhi," Kejriwal said.
"Just like the eldest son of the family, I have taken care of all the needs of a family, be it education, health, electricity, or pilgrimage for the senior citizens," he added.
Delhi, which has 70 seats, is slated to go to polls on 8 February. The counting of votes will take place on 11 February.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led party extended its support to the demands of youth for the roll back of the scheme but made a fervent appeal to the protesters to exercise their right to protest in a democratic manner, instead of resorting to vanadalism and arson
AAP candidate for the seat Durgesh Pathak and former party MLA from the constituency and now Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha also reached out to the supporters amid cheering from party cadres who lined the streets designated for the event in Regarpura area
The decision to ban the entry of medium and heavy goods vehicles to the national capital from 1 October to 28 February was aimed at curbing vehicular pollution