Did barbs against Kejriwal prove costly for BJP?

Despite BJP trying its best to make CAA and violence in JNU election issues, AAP succeeded to stay out of the debate

Delhi CM and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal (C) addreses supporters after party's victory in the State Assembly polls, at AAP office in New Delhi. Kejriwal's wife Sunita, daughter Harshita, son Pulkit and party leaders Gopal Rai, Raghav Chadha are also seen. Photo: PTI

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to form the government in the capital for the third consecutive term after its clean sweep at the assembly elections.

While AAP maintained development in Delhi as agenda during the election campaigns, BJP tried to bring the Shaheen Bagh, abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and other usual ‘nationalistic’ issues to limelight.

Despite the BJP trying its best to make CAA and violence in JNU election issues, AAP succeeded to stay out of the debate.

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We take a look at the arguments made ahead of Delhi assembly polls:

Looking to capture power after a gap of 22 years, the BJP mounted its one of the most aggressive campaigns in the Delhi Assembly polls so far, with Union Home Minister Amit Shah leading the saffron charge.

The party held over 5,300 rallies, public meetings, nukkad sabhas, roadshows and other campaign-related programmes during over three weeks long campaigning that began with the start of nomination process on January 14. It had roped in 11 chief ministers and resorted to a lot of hyper-nationalistic narrative.

The star campaigners of the BJP included Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

The entire top brass of the BJP, including Union ministers, senior national office-bearers, chief ministers of the party ruled states, more than 200 MPs, and workers and leaders from various states camped in the national capital holding small meetings every day in different constituencies.

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