Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday (January 28) said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was bringing in “outsiders” to campaign for the upcoming assembly elections since the people of Delhi did not support them. He said the move of bringing in “outsiders” was also an insult to the people of the national capital.
Kejriwal said the BJP has brought 200 MPs, 70 ministers and 11 chief ministers from outside to defeat him. “People of Delhi did not support them so now they are bringing in outsiders. They are coming to defeat the people of Delhi,” he said at the Gokapluri constituency while campaigning for AAP candidate Surendra Kumar.
“They are coming to defeat your son Kejriwal. They are coming to insult all of us. They will come and say your schools are in bad condition, your mohalla clinics are in bad shape. Will you keep quiet?” the chief minister asked to which the audience responded with a resounding “no”.
Kejriwal urged people to recount the development works done in Delhi in the past five years in front of the BJP leaders when they visit different areas asking for votes. “This fight is between the two crore people of Delhi and 200 BJP MPs. When they come, recount the works done in the last five years and send them back. Do not let them insult Delhi,” he said.
Addressing his party supporters, Kejriwal said he has worked as an elder son of the family. “I paid the electricity and water bills like an elder son of your family, I arranged for good education for the children, I took care of the health of your family and arranged for their medicines. I arranged for pilgrimage for the elders of the family as an elder son,” he said.
“If they visit your area, welcome them properly, ask them they are from which state and then ask them about Delhi. Please also ask them about the number of hours that their states receive electricity and its price. And then tell them that Delhi receives 24-hour free electricity,” he added.
Kejriwal also asked people to tell the BJP leaders about mohalla clinics. “Ask them about the water bills that the people of their states receive. If they quote a price, tell them Delhi has a free water supply. Ask them whether their states have mohalla clinics. Ask them the results achieved by their school students, and tell them that students of Delhi have received 96%.”
“And when all this is done, serve them tea and advise them to go back and handle their states instead of giving speeches in Delhi,” he added. The chief minister also held roadshows in Karawal Nagar on Tuesday.
(With inputs from agencies)